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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.
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(Biochemistry) any enzyme that catalyses the transfer of a chemical group from one substance to another
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trans•fer•ase(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.
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|Noun||1.||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
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