aconitase

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aconitate +‎ -ase

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aconitase (countable and uncountable, plural aconitases)

  1. (biochemistry) Aconitate hydratase, an enzyme that catalyses the stereospecific isomerization of citrate to isocitrate via cis-aconitate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle.
    • 1939 June 1, William Arthur Johnson, “Aconitase”, in Biochemical Journal, volume 33, number 6, page 1046:
      The enzyme system bringing about the reversible hydration of cisaconitic acid has been shown to be different from fumarase and termed "aconitase".
    • 1959, Virginia Commission of Fisheries, Report of the Commission of Fisheries of Virginia[1], page 54:
      These are: aconitase, isocitric dehydrogenase, alpha-ketoglutaric dehydrogenase, succinic dehydrogenase, fumarase, malic dehydrogenase, DPHN-oxidase, and cytochrome oxidase.
    • 2000, Louis J. Ignarro, Nitric Oxide: Biology and Pathobiology[2], page 301:
      The best-characterized member of iron-sulfur isomerases is mitochondrial aconitase.

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aconitase f (uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry) aconitase (aconitate hydratase)