Definition of isozyme in English:

isozyme

noun

Biochemistry
  • Each of two or more enzymes with identical function but different structure.

    • ‘The isozymes of each given enzyme were also numbered sequentially following a similar methodology.’
    • ‘Our results suggest that temperature has a crucial effect on the occurrence of the heteromeric isozymes of this enzyme.’
    • ‘Two or three genes encode sucrose synthase isozymes in monocot species such as maize, barley, wheat, and rice.’
    • ‘In fact there are 3 isozymes of NOS in mammalian cells.’
    • ‘The best studied set of isozymes is the lactate dehydrogenase system.’
    • ‘In natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster, an amylase isozyme with the lowest amylase activity is predominant.’

Pronunciation:

isozyme

/ˈīsəˌzīm/