Definition of isomerase in English:

isomerase

noun

Biochemistry
  • An enzyme which catalyses the conversion of a specified compound to an isomer.

    ‘a peptidyl-prolyl cis–trans isomerase’
    • ‘Ordinary corn syrup is treated with the enzyme glucose isomerase which converts glucose to fructose.’
    • ‘The evolution of protein disulfide isomerases presents a difficult but important phylogenetic question.’
    • ‘Phosphoglucose isomerase is a protein with multiple functions.’
    • ‘In nature, the function is performed by the enzyme triose phosphate isomerase.’
    • ‘Sucrose isomerase catalyses the reversible conversion of sucrose into palatinose, which is not further metabolizable by plant cells.’

Pronunciation:

isomerase

/ʌɪˈsɒməreɪz/