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Abbreviation for Enzyme Commission of the International Union of Biochemistry, used in conjunction with a unique number to define a specific enzyme in the Enzyme Commission's list [Enzyme Nomenclature] (1984); for example, EC 184.108.40.206 defines an alcohol dehydrogenase and EC 220.127.116.11 defines aspartate aminotransferase, also known as glutamic-oxalacetic transaminase (GOT).
Enzyme Commission (EC)
the International Commission on Enzymes, a committee established in 1956 by the International Union of Biochemistry to standardize enzyme classification and nomenclature.
An organization created in 1956 by the International Union of Biochemistry to standardize enzyme nomenclature.