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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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The Gluthation Transferases and N-Acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2) belong to the group of Phase II Enzymes.
They cover considerations for applying process technologies in laboratory-scale and pilot-scale biocatalysis for chemical synthesis; cytochrome P450 progress in biocatalysis for synthetic organic chemistry; using hydrolases and related enzymes for synthesis; non-redux lyases and transferases for forming bonds of carbon with carbon, oxygen, sulfur, and nitrogen; oxidations; reductions; halogenation and dehalogenation; cascade reactions; and biocatalysis for industrial process development.
Catalytic and structural diversity of the fluazifop-inducible glutathione transferases from Phaseolus vulgaris.
Valproic acid (VPA) is currently prescribed as an anti-seizure medication and mood stabilizer, but it is also being studied as an anticancer agent because it inhibits histone acetyl transferases, which help control gene expression by changing DNA structure.
This novel post-translational modification is catalyzed by AMP transferases containing a so-called Fido motif that has been found across prokaryotes and eukaryotes, in over 2700 putative bacterial and mammalian proteins.
He covers chiral discrimination in the active site of oxidoreductases, transferases and chiral discrimination, the influence of chirality on the hydrolysis reactions within the active site of hydrolases, the influence of chirality on the reactions in the active site of lyases, and chiral discrimination in the active site of ligases.
Zaret's group figured out which enzymes, called histone acetyl transferases or methyl transferases, are relevant to the pancreas arm of the liver-pancreas fate decision.
The role of glutathione and glutathione transferases in chemical carcinogenesis.
Possible involment of arylamine N-acetyl transferase 2, glutathione- S-transferases M1 and T1 genes in the development of endometriosis.