desaturase

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desaturase

(dē-sach′ŭ-rās″) [ de- + satur(ate) + -ase]
An enzyme that converts an unsaturated fatty acid chain to one that includes at least one carbon-carbon double bond.

desaturase

an enzyme capable of catalyzing desaturation of fatty acids.
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Fatty acid desaturases in human adipose tissue: relationships between gene expression, desaturation indexes and insulin resistance.

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