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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 18.104.22.168 defines an alcohol dehydrogenase and EC 22.214.171.124 defines aspartate aminotransferase, also known as glutamic-oxalacetic transaminase (GOT).
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An organization created in 1956 by the International Union of Biochemistry to standardize enzyme nomenclature.
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