pyrophosphatase

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pyrophosphatase

 [pi″ro-fos´fah-tās]
any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of central pyrophosphate linkages.

py·ro·phos·pha·tase

(pī'rō-fos'fă-tās),
Any enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of a pyrophosphate bond between two phosphoric groups, leaving one on each of the two fragments, for example, inorganic pyrophosphatase, NAD+ p. (cleaves NAD, etc., to mononucleotides), ATP pyrophosphatase (cleaves inorganic pyrophosphate from ATP, leaving AMP).
See also: flavin adenine dinucleotide.
Synonym(s): diphosphatase

py·ro·phos·pha·tase

(pī'rō-fos'fă-tās)
Any enzyme cleaving a pyrophosphate bond between two phosphoric groups, leaving one on each of the two fragments.
Synonym(s): diphosphatase.

py·ro·phos·pha·tase

(pī'rō-fos'fă-tās)
Any enzyme cleaving a pyrophosphate bond between two phosphoric groups.
Synonym(s): diphosphatase.
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ppaC encodes inorganic pyrophosphatase (PPase) with the DHHA2 domain (IPR004097) and pyrophosphatase activity (GO: 0016462).
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