kinase

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Phosphorylation of a protein, a process catylyzed by a protein kinase
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From Ancient Greek κινεῖν (kinein, to move) + -ase, a suffix forming enzyme names.

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kinase (plural kinases)

  1. (biochemistry, organic chemistry) Any of a group of enzymes that transfers phosphate groups from high-energy donor molecules, such as ATP, to specific target molecules (substrates), in a process termed phosphorylation.

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