acetyltransferase


acetyltransferase
Any enzyme transferring acetyl groups from one compound to another. SEE ALSO: acetyl-CoA a., choline a., dihydrolipoamide S-a.. SYN: transacetylase.

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ace·tyl·trans·fer·ase -'tran(t)s-fər-.ās, -.āz n any of several enzymes that catalyze the transfer of acetyl groups called also transacetylase

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ac·e·tyl·trans·fer·ase (as″ə-təl-) (as″ə-tēl-transґfər-ās) an acyltransferase specifically catalyzing the transfer of an acetyl group, often acetyl coenzyme A, to another compound. Those forming esters or amides are also called acetylases.

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