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nucleotidyltransferases

Pronunciation: nu'kle-o-ti'dil-trans'fer-as'ez

Definition: Enzymes that catalyze the transfer of transferring nucleotide residues (nucleotidyls) from nucleoside di- or triphosphates into dimer or polymer forms. Some nucleotidyltransferases bear specific names (adenylyltransferases), trivial names indicating the linkage hydrolyzed in the synthesis (pyrophosphorylases, phosphorylases), or names indicating the material that is synthesized (RNA or DNA polymerase).

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