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 (fŏs′fə-tās′, -tāz′)
Any of numerous enzymes that catalyze the removal of phosphate groups by hydrolysis of phosphate ester bonds. They act in the opposite manner to kinases and are important in metabolism and cell signaling.

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(ˈfɒsfəˌteɪs; -ˌteɪz)
(Biochemistry) any of a group of enzymes that catalyse the hydrolysis of organic phosphates
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(ˈfɒs fəˌteɪs, -ˌteɪz)

any of several classes of esterases of varying specificity that catalyze the hydrolysis of phosphoric esters.
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Noun1.phosphatase - any of a group of enzymes that act as a catalyst in the hydrolysis of organic phosphates
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
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These health consequences have led to mortality in up to 24% of women.5 A study in Pakistan identified the risk factors in postmenopausal women who had osteoporotic hip fractures and they identified that advancing age, early menopause, low BMI, longer duration of menopause, smoking, poor socioeconomic conditions, illiteracy, multiparity, lack of calcium supplements, injudicious use of steroids are the important risk factors.6 Alkaline phosphatase (ALP), a homodimeric protein with phosphorylating properties exist in many isozyme forms, the most common of them being tissue non-specific ALP.
The primary efficacy outcome will be the relative change in alkaline phosphatase from baseline at 24 weeks.
The researchers discovered that STN1 (the protein that corresponds to the S component) is regulated by a chemical modification that results in the insertion of phosphorus in this protein, and it can be reversed by an enzyme, the phosphatase SSU72.
(2-4) Here, we would like to discuss a possible way to differentiate between both disorders using serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) isoenzyme electrophoresis, a simple laboratory test.
dysenteriae IM showed high concentration of the phosphatase enzymes, for instance, both alkaline and acidic phosphatases classified on the basis of pH.
She is evaluated in the emergency department, and labs show the following: aspartate aminotransferase, 450; alanine aminotransferase, 500; alkaline phosphatase, 100; bilirubin, 1,2.
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) [3] isoenzyme electrophoreses were performed on 3 unrelated patients to evaluate the cause of clinically unexplained, nonprogressive (>6 months), mildly increased ALP [<2X upper reference limit (URL)].
Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP) is an ubiquitous enzyme present in all tissues but is mainly concentrated in the liver, kidney, placenta, and bone.
Specimen source: right quadriceps muscle biopsy Microscopic description Frozen Frozen sections stained with H&E, trichrome, ATPase 9.4, ATPase 4.2, NADH tetrazolium reductase, esterase, acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase, COX/SDH, PAS, and PAS-diastase are reviewed.