Definition of Kinase

1. Noun. An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of a proenzyme to an active enzyme.

Generic synonyms: Enzyme



Definition of Kinase

1. Noun. (enzyme) Any of a group of enzymes that transfers phosphate groups from high-energy donor molecules, such as ATP, to specific target molecules (substrates); the process is termed phosphorylation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kinase

1. an enzyme [n -S] - See also: enzyme

Medical Definition of Kinase

1. Widely used abbreviation for phosphokinase, an enzyme catalysing transfer of phosphate from ATP to a second substrate usually specified in less abbreviated name, for example creatine phosphokinase (creatine kinase), protein kinase. Serine / threonine kinases phosphorylate on serine or threonine residues, tyrosine kinases on tyrosines. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kinase

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kina
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kinakina
kinakinas
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kinase (current term)
kinase-splitting membranal proteinase
kinase II
kinases
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kincajou
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Literary usage of Kinase

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1. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"CaM kinase transduces changes in intracellular free Ca2* into ... CaM kinase has structural/functional properties that facilitate its response to the ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"The activity of two regulatory en- in DNA synthesis, thymidine kinase NA polymerase ... Re- Dreosti and Hurley (11) found the f of thymidine kinase to be ..."

3. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"DNA-PKcs is a nuclear serine/threonine protein kinase that is activated by DNA breaks and plays a key role in double-strand break repair. ..."

4. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"Determination of Tyrosine kinase and FTP Activities Tyrosine kinase activity in control ... The tyrosine kinase activity was expressed as picomoles of [32P] ..."

5. Gene Expression in Algae and Fungi Including Yeast: Bibliography January by Janet Saunders, Robert D. Warmbrodt (2001)
"The CMK2 product expressed in bacteria shows Ca2 + -and CaM-dependent protein kinase activity, indicating that CMK2 also encodes a CaM kinase. ..."

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