from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of two or more contributing factors.
- n. A substance, such as a metallic ion or coenzyme, that must be associated with an enzyme for the enzyme to function.
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- n. a contributing factor
- n. a substance, especially a coenzyme or a metal, that must be present for an enzyme to function
- n. a molecule that binds to and regulates the activity of a protein
- n. the result of a number being divided by one of its factors
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- n. a substance (as a coenzyme) that must join with another to produce a given result
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Enzymatic methane production involves the tiny molecule deazaflavin, known as cofactor F0 or cofactor F420.
"It took several years, but at last we were able to recreate in the test tube what happens inside mycobacterial cells when the bacterial enzyme, which we named Ddn, and a second bacterial component called a cofactor, interact with PA-824," says Dr. Barry.
The broad array of lysosomal storage diseases and peroxisomal disorders are presented along with the defects in transport, vitamin cofactor and metal metabolism.
The thyroid uses glutathione, a combination of three amino acids (glycine, glutamine, and cysteine), protectively as an antioxidant or free radical quencher and as a cofactor that makes it possible for one of its most important enzymes (5'-deiodinase) to work (6).
PQQ is a substance that was discovered in 1979 as a cofactor in bacterial enzyme activity.
I think there are factors; I've been promoting a virical cofactor for a long time.
As we saw in chapter 3, vitamin K is important for both blood clotting and bone formation through its action as a cofactor in the carboxylation of certain proteins.
Glutathione acts as a cofactor for other antioxidant enzymes.
Dr. McCoy has been hard at work since his return to develop the cofactor to counteract the virus.
If everything checks out okay, I'll whip up enough of the cofactor to inoculate the crew.