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syn·thase

 (sĭn′thās′, -thāz′)

synthase

(ˈsɪnθeɪz)
n
an enzyme that catalyses a process of synthesis
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Structural basis for the design of potent and species-specific inhibitors of 3-hydroxy-3- methylglutaryl CoA synthases.
Heterogeneous expression and activity of endothelial and inducible nitric oxide synthases in endstage human heart failure: their relation to lesion site and beta-adrenergic receptor therapy.
They settled on two classes of enzymes - three pinene synthases (PS) and three geranyl diphosphate synthases (GPPS) - and experimented to see which combinations produced the best results.
Molecular control of nitric oxide synthases in the cardiovascular system.
Terry Krulwich and David Hicks of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, revealed a water molecule in the critical rotor element of a bacterial nano-motor that shares common features with the rotors of ATP synthases from human mitochondria and from diverse bacteria, including pathogens such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, in which the ATP synthase is a drug target.
These recent efforts involve the cloning and characterization of multienzyme complexes, such as polyketide synthases (PKS) and non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS), terpene cyclases and halogenases (11-12).
Muscular structure, enzyme activity, constitutive and inducible nitric oxide (NO) synthases (endothelial NO oxide synthase [eNOS], neuronal NO synthase [nNOS] and inducible NO synthase [iNOS]), nitrites, nitrates, nitrotyrosine, and the presence of macrophages were analyzed.
The enzymes encoded by floral-scent genes fall into a few functional categories with names such as synthases, methyl transferases, and carboxymethyltransferases.
NO is synthesized from L-arginine by a family of enzymes, the NO synthases (NOS) (5) via the L-arginine/NO pathway (1).
They tracked the difference down to a single amino acid change in the enzyme phytoene synthase and showed that the analogous change in phytoene synthases from other species also results in increased carotenoid synthesis.