Definition of Glycosyltransferase

1. Noun. (enzyme) Any of several enzymes that catalyze the transfer of glycosyl groups between biological molecules, especially during the biosynthesis of glycoproteins ¹



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Medical Definition of Glycosyltransferase

1. Enzymes that catalyze the transfer of glycosyl group to an acceptor. Most often another carbohydrate molecule acts as an acceptor, but inorganic phosphate can also act as an acceptor, such as in the case of phosphorylases. Some of the enzymes in this group also catalyze hydrolysis, which can be regarded as transfer of a glycosyl group from the donor to water. Subclasses include the hexosyltransferases, pentosyltransferases, sialyltransferases, and those transferring other glycosyl groups. Registry number: EC 2.4 Synonym: transglycosylase. (08 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glycosyltransferase

glycosylceramide
glycosylceramides
glycosylglycose
glycosylglycoses
glycosylglycoside
glycosylglycosides
glycosylhydrolase
glycosyllipid
glycosyllipids
glycosylphosphatidyl
glycosylphosphatidylinositol
glycosylphosphatidylinositols
glycosyls
glycosylsphingolipid
glycosylsphingolipids
glycosyltransferase (current term)
glycosyltransferases
glycosynapse
glycosynapses
glycosyntheses
glycosynthesis
glycotrophic
glycotropic factor
glycoylated
glycuresis
glycuronan
glycuronate
glycuronates
glycuronic
glycuronic acid

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