Ligase



[lahy-geys, -geyz] /ˈlaɪ geɪs, -geɪz/

noun, Biochemistry.
1.
any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the joining of two molecules by formation of a covalent bond accompanied by the hydrolysis of ATP.
/ˈlaɪˌɡeɪz/
noun
1.
any of a class of enzymes that catalyse the formation of covalent bonds and are important in the synthesis and repair of biological molecules, such as DNA

ligase li·gase (lī’gās’, -gāz’)
n.
Any of a class of enzymes, including the carboxylases, that catalyze the linkage of two molecules, generally utilizing ATP as the energy donor. Also called synthetase.

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