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Isoenzyme

Synonym(s)

  • isozyme

Definition(s)

One of various structurally related forms of an enzyme, each having the same mechanism but with differing chemical, physical, or immunological characteristics.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

different form of the same enzyme, such as from another tissue or species, membrane-bound vs. soluble, secreted vs. intracellular, or oligomerized to a different degree.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Any of two or more chemically distinct but functionally similar enzymes -- called also isozyme.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 16, 2014