activating enzyme


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activating enzyme

[′ak·tə‚vād·iŋ ′en‚zīm]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme that catalyzes a reaction involving adenosine triphosphate and a specific amino acid to give a product that subsequently reacts with a specific transfer ribonucleic acid.
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Potassium is critically needed for maintaining water relations of plant, activating enzymes, supporting photosynthetic systems, translocating sugars and starch out of the leaves.
Best known as a powerful antioxidant, the vitamin was recently discovered to assist in iPSC induction by activating enzymes that remodel chromatin --the spiral scaffold for DNA--to regulate gene expression.
The mineral plays a key role in various brain processes, such as building the fatty coating that insulates brain-cell connections, activating enzymes necessary for producing energy from glucose, maintaining a proper balance of chemicals in the cell, and converting fatty acids consumed in the diet to a form of fat used in brain cell membranes.

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