One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or involving the action of a catalyst.
- ‘It was the first RNA molecule to be shown to have a catalytic activity and has since been studied in great detail.’
- ‘Obviously, the catalytic residues of an enzyme are key to its molecular function.’
- ‘Such a development might be useful in stereoselective catalytic syntheses.’
- ‘As expected, these catalytic residues are fully conserved at the amino acid level.’
- ‘Only then can the catalytic activity, for which both are programmed, be set in motion.’
- ‘His study elucidated the effects of ligand structure and electronics on catalytic activity.’
- ‘If even one amino acid in the enzyme is changed, the enzyme may lose its catalytic activity.’
- ‘This is why crystallised enzymes often retain their catalytic activities.’
- ‘The association of the monomers may affect the catalytic activity of the enzyme.’
- ‘The first catalytic converters used mainly platinum, but now palladium is the predominant catalytic metal.’
- ‘The dimer, which maintains catalytic activity, was used throughout our studies.’
- ‘Their implications for catalytic function and ligand interaction are discussed.’
- ‘It is frequently reported that a crystalline enzyme retains some catalytic activity.’
- ‘Pre catalyzed lacquers have the catalytic agent added to the lacquer at the factory.’
- ‘This mutant contains a single amino acid substitution in the nuclease catalytic center of RecB.’
- ‘Gene therapy is also making use of catalytic RNA through the construction of ribozymes.’
- ‘Traces of metal ions (which could act as catalytic redox centres) were similarly ruled out.’
- ‘Many organic molecules undergo structural changes as a result of catalytic reactions with acid or base.’
- ‘His theory was that irregularities in clay sheets could have acted as catalytic surfaces, as well as providing a template on which new clay could be added.’
- ‘The catalytic region of the enzyme, called the active site, is a very small pocket on its outer surface.’
Mid 19th century: from catalysis, on the pattern of pairs such as analysis, analytic.
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