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noun Biochemistry.

  1. a transferase that catalyzes the phosphorylation of a substrate by ATP.

noun

  1. any enzyme that can convert an inactive zymogen to the corresponding enzyme
  2. any enzyme that brings about the phosphorylation of a molecule
n.

1902, from Greek kinein “to move” (see cite) + chemical suffix -ase.

n.

  1. An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of a proenzyme to an active enzyme.
  2. A various enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of a phosphate group from a donor, such as ADP or ATP, to an acceptor.

  1. Any of various enzymes that catalyze the transfer of a phosphate group from a donor, such as ADP or ATP, to an acceptor.

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