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Definition of "ligase" [ligase]

  • Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the linkage of two molecules, generally utilizing ATP as the energy donor. Also called synthetase. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ligase" in a sentence
  • "S., and Ciechanover, A. (1983) "Components of ubiquitin-protein ligase system"."
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