pyrophosphatasemedical dictionary

Any enzyme cleaving a pyrophosphate bond between two phosphoric groups, leaving one on each of the two fragments; e.g., inorganic pyrophosphatase, NAD+ p. (cleaves NAD, etc., to mononucleotides), ATP pyrophosphatase (cleaves inorganic pyrophosphate from ATP, leaving AMP).

See: flavin adenine dinucleotide.

(05 Mar 2000)

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