(redirected from Peptidyl transferase)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (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)
References in periodicals archive ?
These are very toxic compounds, which inhibit protein biosynthesis by preventing peptidyl transferase activity.
pneumoniae is point mutations in a few positions of domain V of the peptidyl transferase loop of 23S rRNA, the location of macrolide binding to the 50S bacterial ribosome subunit (3).
At a sub-cellular level, thiamphenicol inhibits protein synthesis, joining the ribosomes and then preventing the binding of aminoacids with peptidyl transferase [15,20].

Full browser ?