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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.


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


(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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The PHYTN sequence homology analysis with reported purple acid phosphatase demonstrated that PHYTN didn't share various conserved domains "DXG and GDXXY" which are specialized for the incorporation of metal ion and for enzyme function (Hegeman and Grabau, 2001).
In the past years, cantharidin has been showed to inhibit the activities of protein phosphatase 1 and protein phosphatase 2A (PP1 and PP2A) [33, 34].
Serum level of alkaline phosphatase (ALP), calcium and zinc were also determined using standard protocols and the data was analyzed statistically, using SPSS version 21.
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) isoenzymes mainly exist in bones, liver, intestine, placenta, mammary glands, kidneys, and leukocytes.
The aim of this work was to investigate the effect of different concentrations of NaCl (0 mM, 100 mM, 200 mM and 300 mM) on germination, seedling growth and acid phosphatase activity of Linum usitatissimum seeds.
Global Markets Direct's, 'Alkaline Phosphatase (ALKP or Phosphomonoesterase or Glycerophosphatase or Alkaline Phosphohydrolase or EC 3.
2016-hes-cd130 acquisition of lactate dehydrogenase, alkaline phosphatase.
Background: Src homology 2 domain-containing protein tyrosine phosphatase-2 (SHP-2) is a kind of intracellular protein tyrosine phosphatase.
Mineral fertilization (NPK) increased acid phosphatase activity (phosphatases catalyze the hydrolysis of esters and anhydrides of [H.
It has developed an innovative recombinant form of human Alkaline Phosphatase (recAP), which will be used in future trials and for commercialisation.
4% decline in actinomycetes population, 34% decrease in fungi population, 30% reduction in urease activity, 36% inhibition in dehydrogenase activity and 34% decline in alkaline phosphatase activity with bromoxynil herbicide application at 2250 mL ha-1 during the year 2011-2012.