Kinase

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A kinase is an enzyme that catalyzes the addition of phosphate groups (phosphorylation) to specific substrates [1]. There are currently 518 known protein kinase genes in the human genome.[2]

References

  1. Molecular biology of the cell (5th edition), Alberts et al. Garland Science, 2008
  2. Manning G, Whyte DB, Martinez R, Hunter T, Sudarsanam S (2002) The protein kinase complement of the human genome. Science 298: 1912-1934


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