aspartokinase
Enzyme that phosphorylates L-aspartate to produce aspartyl phosphate.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Aspartokinase — (or Aspartate kinase) is an enzyme that catalyzes the phosphorylation of the amino acid aspartate. This reaction is the first step in the biosynthesis of three essential amino acids: methionine, lysine, and Threonine, known as the aspartate… …   Wikipedia

  • aspartokinase — as·par·to·kin·ase (ə spär tō kīʹnās) n. An enzyme that catalyzes aspartic acid phosphorylation by ATP.   [aspartic acid + kinase.] * * * …   Universalium

  • aspartokinase — noun An enzyme that catalyzes the phosphorylation of the amino acid aspartate, the first step in the biosynthesis of three essential amino acids: methionine, lysine, and threonine …   Wiktionary

  • aspartokinase — as·par·to·ki·nase ə .spärt ō kī .nās, .nāz n an enzyme that catalyzes the phosphorylation of aspartic acid by ATP …   Medical dictionary

  • aspartokinase — as·par·to·kinase …   English syllables

  • aspartokinase — əˌspärd.ōˌ noun Etymology: aspartic acid + o + kinase : an enzyme that catalyzes the phosphorylation of aspartic acid by ATP …   Useful english dictionary

  • metabolism — /meuh tab euh liz euhm/, n. 1. Biol., Physiol. the sum of the physical and chemical processes in an organism by which its material substance is produced, maintained, and destroyed, and by which energy is made available. Cf. anabolism, catabolism …   Universalium

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