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 (trăns′fə-rās′, -rāz′)
Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the transfer of a chemical group, such as a phosphate or amine, from one molecule to another.


(Biochemistry) any enzyme that catalyses the transfer of a chemical group from one substance to another


(ˈtræns fəˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz)

any of a group of enzymes, as the transaminases, that effect the transfer of an organic group from one compound to another.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transferase - any of various enzymes that move a chemical group from one compound to another compound
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
ribonuclease, ribonucleinase, RNase - a transferase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of ribonucleic acid
aminopherase, aminotransferase, transaminase - a class of transferases that catalyze transamination (that transfer an amino group from an amino acid to another compound)
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Mechanistic and Structural Analysis of the Enhanced Catalytic Activity of a Glutathione Transferase Containing 5-Fluorotryptophan, Biochemistry 37 (18), 6286-6294 (1998).
Alan Colman, PPL's research director, said the company now has the technical expertise and intellectual property to put it in the lead in producing the type of pig that should become the industry standard for xenotransplantation: a pig lacking the alpha 1-3 gal transferase gene, which codes for a cell-surface sugar that is incompatible with the human immune system.
Some plants naturally convert sucrose to fructan by the activity of the enzyme fructosyl transferase.
Rubber starts forming when an initiator binds to an enzyme called rubber transferase.
Association of glutathione-S- transferase P1 (GSTP1) and group-specific component (GC) polymorphism with the risk of asthma in Pakistani Population.
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Gamaglutamyl transferase is an enzyme present in serum and plasma membrane of most cell types (15, 16).
Genotypes of glutathione transferase M1 and P1 and their significance for lung DNA adduct levels and cancer risk.