apyrase

apyrase
noun Etymology: adenosine + pyrophosphate + -ase Date: 1945 any of several enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of ATP to AMP with the liberation of phosphate and energy

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  • apyrase — An enzyme catalyzing hydrolytic removal of two orthophosphate residues from adenosine 5′ triphosphate to yield adenosine 5′ monophosphate; i.e., ATP + 2H2O → AMP + 2Pi. SYN: ADPase, ATP diphosphatase. * * * ap·y·rase ap ə .rās, .rāz n any of… …   Medical dictionary

  • apyrase — ap·y·rase …   English syllables

  • apyrase — ˈapəˌrās noun ( s) Etymology: adenylpyrophosphatase : any enzyme that hydrolyzes adenosine triphosphate with the liberation of phosphate compare adenosine triphosphatase * * * /ap euh rays , rayz /, n. Biochem. a relatively nonspecific ATPase… …   Useful english dictionary

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