Definition of Thioesterase

1. Noun. (organic compound) Any of various enzymes of the esterase family that exhibit esterase activity specifically at a thiol group. ¹



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Medical Definition of Thioesterase

1. An enzyme that hydrolyzes thioesters; e.g., the deacylating activity at the end of fatty acid biosynthesis that releases palmitate. Synonym: thiolesterase. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thioesterase

thioctic acid
thiocyanate
thiocyanate hydrolase
thiocyanates
thiocyanic
thiocyanic acid
thiocyanic acids
thiocyanogen
thiocyanogen number
thiocyanogen value
thiodepsipeptide
thiodiglycol
thiodiglycols
thiodiphenylamine
thioester
thioesterase (current term)
thioesterases
thioesterification
thioesters
thioethanolamine acetyltransferase
thioether
thioethers
thiofentanyl
thioflavin T
thioflavine S
thioflavine T stain
thiofuran
thiogalactopyranoside
thiogalactopyranosides
thiogalactoside

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