American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of numerous enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of esters of phosphoric acid and are important in the absorption and metabolism of carbohydrates, nucleotides, and phospholipids and in the calcification of bone.
- n. biochemistry Any of several enzymes that hydrolyze phosphate esters, and are important in the metabolism of carbohydrates, nucleotides and phospholipids, and in the formation of bone.
- n. any of a group of enzymes that act as a catalyst in the hydrolysis of organic phosphates
- phosphat(e) + -ase. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Alkaline phosphatase is also found in bone and may be elevated during growth spurts.”
“A protein phosphatase in the lymphocyte is activated (when contacting the antigen-presenting cell)”
“There is also a protein phosphatase that is able to remove the phosphate group.”
“A protein phosphatase removes the phosphate and the protein reverts to its original state.”
“At the level of brain enzymes, a relaxed environment causes a decrease of a protein called phosphatase-1 PP1.”
“The scientists discovered a novel link between a tumour-suppressing gene known as the phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) and a protein called PKR, which is known to inhibit protein synthesis.”
“Herbert Chase , a Columbia professor of clinical medicine who is an IBM consultant, said he tried on Watson a tough case he had experienced as a young doctor: a woman in her thirties with severe muscle weakness, who had blood tests indicating a low level of phosphate and elevated alkaline phosphatase, an enzyme.”
“On the other hand, you'll hear niacin has been linked to abnormal liver enzymes such as elevated alkaline phosphatase.”
“Supplements trigger potassium, alkaline phosphatase changes.”
“When I took 4,000ius D3 (with no sun – winter) for only four months my levels of serum D (25(OH)D) went up to 153 ng/mL and my alkaline phosphatase levels went too high.”
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