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Descriptor in English: Enzymes
Descriptor in Spanish: Enzimas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Enzimas
Descriptor in French: Enzymes
Entry term(s): Biocatalysts
Tree number(s): D08.811
Scope note: Biological molecules that possess catalytic activity. They may occur naturally or be synthetically created. Enzymes are usually proteins, however CATALYTIC RNA and CATALYTIC DNA molecules have also been identified.
Annotation: general only: avoid; prefer specific enzyme or / enzymol: Manual 19.7+, 19.8.30; policy: Manual 25.18+; SUBSTRATE SPECIFICITY, restricted to enzymes, is available; ENZYME TESTS, CLINICAL is available for measuring the level of a specific enzyme in the diagnosis of a disease; ENZYME ACTIVATION; ENZYME REPRESSION; ENZYME STABILITY are also available; ENZYME INDUCTION: coordinate with specific enzyme / biosyn
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
See also the descriptors: Substrate Specificity MeSH
DeCS UI: 4877
Descriptor UI: D004798
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/02/28
Enzymes - Preferred
Concept UI M0007528
Scope note Biological molecules that possess catalytic activity. They may occur naturally or be synthetically created. Enzymes are usually proteins, however CATALYTIC RNA and CATALYTIC DNA molecules have also been identified.
Preferred term Enzymes
Entry term(s) Biocatalysts



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