apyrase


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ap·y·rase

(ă-pī'rās),
An enzyme catalyzing hydrolytic removal of two orthophosphate residues from adenosine 5'-triphosphate to yield adenosine 5'-monophosphate; that is, ATP + 2H2O → AMP + 2Pi.

apyrase

(ăp′ə-rās′, -rāz′)
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of ATP or ADP, producing AMP and inorganic phosphate and releasing energy.

apyrase

The official name for what is informally known as ADPase. Apyrase (EC 3.6.1.5) is the term recommended by the Nomenclature Committee of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; however, ADPase is in common use.
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