Transferases

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Transferases are a group of enzymes which catalyse the transfer of, i.e. remove a functional group from one molecule to another e.g methyl, phosphate, amino groups[1].

This type of reaction that occurs is called a group transfer reaction and an example of this is nucleotide monophosphate kinase, also abbreviated to NMP kinase[2].

References

  1. Marks D B., Marks A D., Smith C M., (1996) Basic Medical Biochemistry: A clinical Approach, 1st edition, Philadelphia; Baltimore: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
  2. Jeremy M. Berg et al. Biochemistry, 6th edition, 2007, W.H Freeman and Company, New York. Chapter 8 – Metabolism: Enzymes, Basic Concepts and Kinetics, page 237
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