Adjective "kinase" definition and examples

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



Definitions and examples


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."


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