prosthetic group
(pros-thet\'ik)
A tightly bound cofactor that remains at the active site of an enzyme during its catalytic activity.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • prosthetic group — prostetinė grupė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Kofaktorius, kuris susijungęs su baltymu kovalentiniu ryšiu padaro jį aktyvų. atitikmenys: angl. prosthetic group rus. простетическая группа …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • prosthetic group — Biochem. the nonprotein acid constituent of a conjugate protein, as the heme group of hemoglobin. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • prosthetic group — noun Biochemistry a non protein group forming part of or combined with a protein …   English new terms dictionary

  • prosthetic group — /prɒsˌθɛtɪk ˈgrup/ (say pros.thetik groohp) noun a non protein molecule which is combined with a protein, as the haem group in haemoglobin …   Australian English dictionary

  • prosthetic group — Biochem. the nonprotein acid constituent of a conjugate protein, as the heme group of hemoglobin. [1895 1900] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • prosthetic group — A tightly bound non polypeptide structure required for the activity of an enzyme or other protein, eg. the haem of haemoglobin …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • prosthetic group — a low molecular weight, nonprotein compound that binds with a protein component (apoprotein, specifically apoenzyme) to form a protein (e.g., holoenzyme) with biologic activity …   Medical dictionary

  • Prosthetic — Referring to a prosthesis, an artificial substitute or replacement of a part of the body such as a tooth, eye, a facial bone, the palate, a hip, a knee or another joint, the leg, an arm, etc. A prosthesis is designed for functional or cosmetic… …   Medical dictionary

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