Definition of "transferase" [transferase]

  • (noun) Any of various enzymes that catalyze the transfer of a chemical group, such as a phosphate or amine, from one molecule to another.

Use "transferase" in a sentence

  • "The reaction is catalyzed by Arg tRNA-protein transferase, a known protein with an hitherto unknown function."
  • "Ensuing discoveries of other natural catalytic RNAs that could cleave and ligate phosphodiester bonds, and the very recent observation that the region surrounding the peptidyl transferase center of a bacterial"
  • "Identification of a specific telomere terminal transferase activity in Tetrahymena extracts."

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