Adjective "kinase" definition and examples

(Kinase may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkʌɪneɪz/

Definitions and examples

noun

An enzyme that catalyses the transfer of a phosphate group from ATP to a specified molecule.
  1. 'Protein kinases turn on other enzymes by a chemical reaction called phosphorylation that adds phosphate tags to proteins.'
  2. 'Protein tyrosine kinases play fundamental roles in signal transduction pathways.'

More definitions

1. a transferase that catalyzes the phosphorylation of a substrate by ATP.

More examples(as adjective)

"tests can be kinase."

Origin

Early 20th century: from Greek kinein ‘to move’ + -ase.