ligase

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ligase

 [li´gās, lig´ās]
any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the joining together of two molecules coupled with the breakdown of a pyrophosphate bond in ATP or a similar triphosphate.
DNA ligase either of two enzymes that join two double-helical molecules of DNA together to make a longer DNA molecule.
ligase chain reaction a type of DNA amplification that uses DNA ligase to link chains and amplify the template containing the sequence in question.
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li·gase

(lī'gās),
Generic term for enzymes (EC class 6) catalyzing the joining of two molecules coupled with the breakdown of a pyrophosphate bond in ATP or a similar compound.
See also: synthetase.
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ligase

(lī′gās′, -gāz′)
n.
Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the linkage of two large molecules.
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li·gase

(lī'gās)
Generic term for enzymes (EC class 6) catalyzing the joining of two molecules coupled with the breakdown of a pyrophosphate bond in adenosine triphosphate or a similar compound.
See also: synthetase
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ligase

An ENZYME that promotes the linkage of chemical groups. Also known as a synthetase.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ligase

an enzyme that catalyses the joining of short molecules into longer ones, for example, DNA LIGASE.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005