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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.’
- ‘Sucrose isomerase catalyses the reversible conversion of sucrose into palatinose, which is not further metabolizable by plant cells.’
- ‘Phosphoglucose isomerase is a protein with multiple functions.’
- ‘The evolution of protein disulfide isomerases presents a difficult but important phylogenetic question.’
- ‘In nature, the function is performed by the enzyme triose phosphate isomerase.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.