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the active compound formed by combination of a coenzyme and an apoenzyme.
A complete enzyme, that is, apoenzyme plus coenzyme, cofactor, metal ion, and/or prosthetic group.
holoenzyme/holo·en·zyme/ (-en´zīm) the active compound formed by combination of a coenzyme and an apoenzyme.
An active, complex enzyme consisting of an apoenzyme and a coenzyme.
Etymology: Gk, holos + en, in, zymos, ferment
a complete enzyme-cofactor complex that gives rise to full catalytic activity.
A complete enzyme, i.e., apoenzyme plus coenzyme, cofactor, metal ion, and/or prosthetic group.
holoenzymeA complete enzyme that includes its prosthetic coenzyme. An enzyme without its coenzyme is called an apoenzyme.
holoenzymean entire conjugated enzyme consisting of a protein component (an apoenzyme) and a nonprotein component (a coenzyme or an activator).
an enzyme which contains several different subunits and retains some activity even when one or more of the subunits is missing.