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Definition of Enzyme


  1. 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.

Enzyme Quotations

During my early years at Minnesota I conducted an evening enzyme seminar.
Paul D. Boyer

As has repeatedly been stated, the underlying hypothesis, which in a number of cases has been supported by direct experimental evidence, is that each gene controls the production, function, and specificity of a particular enzyme.
Edward Lawrie Tatum

A key issue in developmental biology at that time was the problem of how cells underwent differentiation, with most workers concentrating on explanations in terms of changes in enzyme and gene regulation.
Paul Nurse

These studies resulted eventually in a complete sequence analysis of the complex from several species, and in the atomic resolution structure of the F catalytic domain of the enzyme from bovine mitochondria, giving new insights into how ATP is made in the biological world.
John E. Walker
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Enzyme Translations

enzyme in French is enzyme
enzyme in German is Enzym
enzyme in Hungarian is enzim
enzyme in Italian is enzima

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