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phos·pha·tase

 (fŏs′fə-tās′, -tāz′)
n.
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.

phosphatase

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

phos•pha•tase

(ˈfɒs fəˌteɪs, -ˌteɪz)

n.
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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Bone alkaline phosphatase and other blood markers of bone formation were measured at baseline and at four, eight, and 16 weeks.
The CC group had significantly reduced levels of sclerostin and tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP5b) (P <.
Using a number of molecular cell biology and biochemical techniques, Dr Tewari and her team found that half the phosphatase genes (16) could not be 'knocked out' suggesting some of these genes could be future drug targets as their presence is critical to parasite growth.
Rhizosphere soil has been shown to have up to eight times more phosphatase activity than bulk soil (Tarafdar and Jungk 1987; Fox and Comerford 1992), illustrating the role of enzyme-mediated organic-P cycling.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists at A*STAR have discovered an enzyme, Wip1 phosphatase, as a potential target to weed out the progression of cancer.
Singapore, Nov 8, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists at A*STAR have discovered an enzyme, Wip1 phosphatase, as a potential target to weed out the progression of cancer.
A Leukocyte Alkaline Phosphatase (LAP) score is still requested from the hematology laboratory as an aid in differential diagnosis in the peripheral hospital setting where molecular biology techniques are not readily available.
However, the theory has been made that either prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) or testosterone may be a more accurate tumor marker than PSA.
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is a hydrolyzing enzyme responsible for removing phosphate groups from many types of molecules, including nucleotides, proteins, and alkaloids [14].
Protein phosphatase 2C (PP2C) dephosphorylates a broad range of substrates and regulates apoptosis, stress response and growth-related pathways.