What is synthase?

Synthase

In biochemistry, a synthase is an enzyme that catalyses a synthesis process. Following the EC number classification, they belong to the group of lyases, with ligases catalysing the reverse reaction.

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MAPEG Family
... protein (gene FLAP), leukotriene C4 synthase (EC 2.5.1.37), which catalyzes the production of leukotriene C4 (LTC4) from leukotriene A4 (LTA4), and microsomal glutathione S-transferase ... Another example is prostaglandin E synthase ... Because of structural similarities in the active sites of FLAP, LTC4 synthase, and PGE synthase, substrates for each enzyme can compete with one another and modulate synthetic activity ...
Leukotriene-C4 Synthase
... In enzymology, a leukotriene-C4 synthase (EC 4.4.1.20) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction leukotriene C4 leukotriene A4 + glutathione Hence ... Other names in common use include leukotriene C4 synthetase, LTC4 synthase, LTC4 synthetase, leukotriene A4glutathione S-leukotrienyltransferase, (7E,9E,11Z,14Z)-(5S,6R)-5,6-epoxyicosa-7,9 ...
Shikimate Kinase - Background
... The four enzymes that precede shikimate kinase in the pathway are DAHP synthase, 3-dehydroquinate synthase, 3-dehydroquinate dehydratase, and shikimate dehydrogenase, and the two that follow it are EPSP synthase ...
Lactose Synthase
... Lactose synthase is an enzyme that generates lactose from glucose and UDP-galactose ... It consists of N-acetyllactosamine synthase and alpha-lactalbumin ... in response to prolactin, increases the affinity of N-acetyllactosamine synthase for its substrate, causing increased production of lactose during ...
Synthase - Examples
... ATP synthase Citrate synthase Tryptophan synthase Pseudouridine synthase Fatty acid synthase Cellulose synthase (UDP-forming) Cellulose synthase (GDP-forming) ...