Definition of Tyrosinase

1. Noun. An enzyme, similar to catechol oxidase, that catalyzes the production of phenolic pigments such as melanin. ¹



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Definition of Tyrosinase

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Medical Definition of Tyrosinase

1. A copper containing protein (a monoxygenase) that catalyses the oxidation of tyrosine and sets in train spontaneous reactions that yield melanin, the black pigment of skin, hair and eyes. The first intermediate is 3, 4 dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA). Lack of tyrosinase activity is responsible for albinism. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tyrosinase

tyrogenous
tyroid
tyroketonuria
tyrolean
tyrolite
tyroma
tyrones
tyronic
tyronism
tyropanoate
tyropanoate sodium
tyros
tyrosin
tyrosinaemia
tyrosinaemias
tyrosinase (current term)
tyrosinases
tyrosine
tyrosine-ester sulfotransferase
tyrosine-repressible transaminase
tyrosine-tRNA ligase
tyrosine 3-monooxygenase
tyrosine N-monooxygenase
tyrosine aminotransferase
tyrosine decarboxylase
tyrosine hydroxylase
tyrosine iodinase
tyrosine kinase
tyrosine kinase inhibitor
tyrosine phenol-lyase

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