Definition of Enzyme. Meaning of Enzyme. Synonyms of Enzyme

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Definition of Enzyme

Enzyme
Enzyme En"zyme, n. [Pref. en- (Gr. ? in) + Gr. ? leaven.] (Physiol. Chem.) An unorganized or unformed ferment, in distinction from an organized or living ferment; a soluble, or chemical, ferment. Ptyalin, pepsin, diastase, and rennet are good examples of enzymes.

Meaning of Enzyme from wikipedia

- Enzymes /ˈɛnzaɪmz/ are macromolecular biological catalysts that accelerate chemical reactions. The molecules upon which enzymes may act are called substrates...
- An enzyme inhibitor is a molecule that binds to an enzyme and decreases its activity. Since blocking an enzyme's activity can kill a pathogen or correct...
- A restriction enzyme, restriction endonuclease, or restrictase is an enzyme that cleaves DNA into fragments at or near specific recognition sites within...
- The enzyme-linked immunosorbent ****ay (ELISA) (/ɪˈlaɪzə/, /ˌiːˈlaɪzə/) is a commonly used analytical biochemistry ****ay, first described by Engvall and...
- Enzyme kinetics is the study of the chemical reactions that are catalysed by enzymes. In enzyme kinetics, the reaction rate is measured and the effects...
- expression of the gene coding for the enzyme.[page needed] It is the opposite of an enzyme repressor. Enzyme activator Enzyme inhibitor Regulation of gene expression...
- a non-protein chemical compound or metallic ion that is required for an enzyme's activity as a catalyst, a substance that increases the rate of a chemical...
- Digestive enzymes are a group of enzymes that break down polymeric macromolecules into their smaller building blocks, in order to facilitate their absorption...
- An angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor (ACE inhibitor) is a pharmaceutical drug used primarily for the treatment of hypertension (elevated blood pressure)...
- The enzyme unit, or international unit for enzyme (symbol U, sometimes also IU) is a unit of enzyme's catalytic activity. 1 U (μmol/min) is defined as...
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