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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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The study, led by University of Iowa scientists, demonstrated in theory, that it might be possible to use drugs that maintain the positive effects on heart function of a known enzyme called calmodulin kinase II (CaM kinase) while reducing its negative effects.
These effects are regulated by complex intracellular signaling pathways including MAPKs, phospholipase C, protein kinase C, and phospholipase A2.
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This invention provides a fusion protein comprising a PAK4 serine/threonine kinase or a fragment thereof and a second peptide.
EphB4 is a receptor tyrosine kinase that is expressed on epithelial cells during fetal life.
Our studies demonstrate HIV-1 gp120 elicits several different types of signals in macrophages through CXCR4 and CCR5, including calcium elevations, ionic channel activation, non-receptor protein tyrosine kinase activation, and activation of MAP kinases.
This mutation encodes an enzyme, Bcr-Abl tyrosine kinase, that causes white blood cells to proliferate.
DiscoveRx announced today the release of the most detailed comprehensive assessment of interaction profiles of known kinase inhibitors across the kinome published to date in the November 2011 issue of Nature Biotechnology, titled"Comprehensive analysis of kinase inhibitor selectivity.