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 (kī′nās′, -nāz′, kĭn′ās′, -āz′)
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the transfer of a phosphate group from a donor, such as ADP or ATP, to an acceptor protein. Kinases regulate many essential cellular processes.


(ˈkaɪneɪz; ˈkɪn-)
1. (Biochemistry) any enzyme that can convert an inactive zymogen to the corresponding enzyme
2. (Biochemistry) any enzyme that brings about the phosphorylation of a molecule
[C20: from kin(etic) + -ase]


(ˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz, ˈkɪn eɪs, -eɪz)

an enzyme that effects the transfer of a phosphate group from ATP to another molecule.
[1900–05; kin (etic) + -ase]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kinase - an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of a proenzyme to an active enzyme
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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CDK activity throughout the cell cycle is highly regulated by association with cyclins and with inhibitory proteins (Oogood, 2002).
of Alberta) investigate such topics as telomerase-based and stress-triggered senescence, the classification on CDK inhibitors and modulating senescence in the context of cancer therapy.
Further groups of compounds within the series work by inhibiting alternative CDK target profiles and other cell cycle kinases.