isozyme

isozyme

[ahy-suh-zahym]
noun Biochemistry.
any of the genetically variant forms of certain enzymes that catalyze the same reaction but that may differ in activity, composition, or physical properties.
Also called isoenzyme.


Origin:
1955–60; iso- + (en)zyme

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isozyme (ˈaɪsəʊˌzaɪm)
 
n
Also called: isoenzyme any of a set of structural variants of an enzyme occurring in different tissues in a single species
 
[from iso- + (en)zyme]
 
isozymic
 
adj

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isozyme i·so·zyme (ī'sə-zīm')
n.
Any of a group of enzymes that are similar in catalytic properties but are differentiated by variations in physical properties, such as isoelectric point. Also called isoenzyme.

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