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  • n  any of various enzymes that move a chemical group from one compound to another compound

  • His cells do not manufacture hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl transferase (HPRT), an enzyme needed to metabolize basic compounds.
  • Then Oliff's team realized something critical: the ras protein can't do its job until it has been activated by another enzyme called a farnesyl transferase.

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