replicase
noun Etymology: replication + -ase Date: 1963 a polymerase of viruses that promotes synthesis of a particular RNA in the presence of a template of RNA

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  • replicase — 1. Descriptive term for RNA directed RNA polymerase associated with replication of RNA viruses. 2. An enzyme that replicates nucleic acid s. * * * rep·li·case rep li .kās, .kāz n a polymerase that promotes synthesis of a particular RNA in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • replicase — ˈreplə̇ˌkās, āz noun ( s) Etymology: replication + ase : a polymerase that promotes synthesis of a particular RNA in the presence of a template of RNA called also RNA replicase …   Useful english dictionary

  • replicase — Generic (and rather unhelpful) term for an enzyme that duplicates a polynucleotide sequence (either RNA or DNA). The term is more usefully restricted to the enzyme involved in the replication of certain viral RNA molecules …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • replicase — /rep li kays , kayz /, n. See RNA synthetase. [1960 65; REPLIC(ATE) + ASE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Replicase — Re|p|li|ca|se [lat. replicare = entfalten, aufrollen; ↑ ase], die; , n: Bez. sowohl für die komplexen Enzyme, die während der ↑ Replikation tätig sind (DNA Replicasen) als auch für Polymerasen, die einsträngige RNA kopieren …   Universal-Lexikon

  • replicase — rep·li·case …   English syllables

  • replicase — rep•li•case [[t]ˈrɛp lɪˌkeɪs, ˌkeɪz[/t]] n. bio gen RNA synthetase • Etymology: 1960–65; replic (ate) + ase …   From formal English to slang

  • replicase — A viral enzyme necessary for the replication of the virus in the host cell …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • RNA replicase — n REPLICASE * * * RNA rep·li·case (repґlĭ kās) RNA directed RNA polymerase …   Medical dictionary

  • RNA replicase — RNA replicase. = RNA dependent RNA polymerase (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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