nucleotidylexotransferase

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

nucleotide +‎ -yl +‎ transferase

Noun[edit]

nucleotidylexotransferase (usually uncountable, plural nucleotidylexotransferases)

  1. (biochemistry) A specialized DNA polymerase expressed in immature, pre-B, pre-T lymphoid cells, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma cells, which adds N-nucleotides to the V, D, and J exons during antibody gene recombination.