Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An enzyme that catalyzes the shifting of a chemical group from one position to another within the same molecule.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biochemistry An enzyme that catalyzes the shifting of a functional group from one position to another within the same molecule.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin mūtāre, to change, move; see mutate + –ase.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

mutate +‎ -ase?

Examples

  • This demonstration of the part of mutase played by the co-zymase, or in other words of the identity of co-zymase and co-mutase, is of fundamental importance, for it has fully revealed the central position in the process of fermentation of the complementary enzyme in question.

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1929 - Presentation Speech

  • Axe mentions two other studies – one deals with experiments done with the lambda repressor, and the other with chorismate mutase.

    Axe (2004) and the evolution of enzyme function - The Panda's Thumb

  • DiMauro S, Miranda AF, Khan S, Gitlin K, Friedman R (1981) Human muscle phosphoglycerate mutase deficiency: newly discovered metabolic myopathy.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • On the other hand, the reduced mRNA levels of Notch1, phosphoglycerate mutase 2 (PGAM2), ankyrin repeat domain 2

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • The muscle-specific isoform (type M, PGAM2) of phosphoglycerate mutase (PGAM) is a housekeeping enzyme which catalyzes the conversion of 3-phosphoglycerate into 2-phosphoglycerate in the glycolysis process to release energy

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • They have revealed that the new enzyme discovered by them is called 2-hydroxyisobutyryl-CoA mutase, and that it makes it possible to turn a linear C4 carbon structure into a branched one.

    dailyindia.com News Feed

  • The networks related to cellular development and connective tissue disorder showed that enzymes such as phosphoglycerate 12 mutase (glycolysis), muscle proteins such as myosin heavy chain 4 (Actin cytoskeleton signaling), nebulin-related anchoring protein (Actin binding protein) were significantly down regulated by TWEAK (

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.