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[kahy-neys, -neyz, kin-eys, -eyz] /ˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz, ˈkɪn eɪs, -eɪz/

noun, Biochemistry.
a transferase that catalyzes the phosphorylation of a substrate by ATP.
/ˈkaɪneɪz; ˈkɪn-/
any enzyme that can convert an inactive zymogen to the corresponding enzyme
any enzyme that brings about the phosphorylation of a molecule

1902, from Greek kinein “to move” (see cite) + chemical suffix -ase.

kinase ki·nase (kī’nās’, -nāz’, kĭn’ās’, -āz’)

(kī’nās’, -nāz’, kĭn’ās’, -āz’)
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the transfer of a phosphate group from a donor, such as ADP or ATP, to an acceptor.


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