(redirected from Isomerases)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Isomerases: Ligases, Lyases, Transferases


Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the conversion of one isomer into another.


(Chemistry) any enzyme that catalyses the conversion of one isomeric form of a compound to another


(aɪˈsɒm əˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz)

any of a class of enzymes that catalyze reactions involving intramolecular rearrangements.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.isomerase - an enzyme that catalyzes its substrate to an isomeric form
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Cypralis and Gilead Sciences have agreed that Cypralis will have exclusive development and commercialization rights to certain macrocyclic inhibitors of peptide bond isomerases, in all fields except for oncology and virology.
The discovery project NVP022 is based on NeuroVives core competence in mitochondrial energy regulation and the partner company Isomerases innovative chemistry capabilities, says Eskil Elmr, Chief Scientific Officer and VP of Discovery at NeuroVive.
The GSTK members, which cluster in the most ancient branch in the phylogenetic tree, are distinct from other GSTs in sequence similarity and protein structure and shows similarity to prokaryotic 2-hydroxychromene-2-carboxylate isomerases (Robinson et al.
The Peptidylprolylcis-trans isomerases are ubiquitous proteins and are found in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells (chouet al.
The Protein Disulfide Isomerase (PDI) is a family of thiol isomerases originally found in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) that were later discovered in the cytosol and surface of endothelial cells and platelets, among others [13, 14].
Xylose isomerases from Thermotoga sp are class II enzymes utilize a 1 2 hydride shift catalytic mechanism active only in the presence of Mn+2 Co+2 and Mg+2.
Peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerases, a superfamily of ubiquitous folding catalysts.
SPBB tetrapeptides are target sites of phosphorylation by cdc2 (Poccia and Green, 1992), and they may subsequently become a target of (S/TP)-phosphorylation-dependent pep-tidyl-prolyl isomerases such as [peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase NIMA (never in mitosis gene a)-interacting ii Pini (Shen et al.
Among his topics are from Jack beans to designer genes, methods for studying enzymatic reactions, hydrolytic and group transfer enzymes, enzymatic carbon-carbon bond formation, isomerases, and non-enzymatic biological catalysis.
Interestingly, database searches using highly conserved amino acid sequences from previously identified IPP isomerases had failed to detect IPP isomerase in archaea and some bacteria that use the MVA pathway.
Enoyl-CoA isomerases for short-, medium- and long-chain substrates have been identified, and an isoform of mitochondrial 2,4-dienoyl-CoA reductase has been reported (18).
Selective inactivation of parvulin like peptidyl-prolyl cis/trans isomerases by juglone.