An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis or decomposition of adenosine triphosphate (or ATP) into adenosine diphosphate (or ADP) and a free phosphate ion, thereby releasing energy for in another biochemical reaction.
Examples of ATPases are transmembrane ATPases that move solutes across the membrane, especially against their concentration gradient. and V-ATPases that are primarily found in eukaryotic vacuoles, catalysing ATP hydrolysis to transport solutes and lower pH in organelles.
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... et al. 1998) that seems to carry an adenylate kinase domain. The RNA triphosphatase activity is also catalyzed by an unique enzyme (Ho and Shuman 2001). Therefore we selected as targets for structural studies the RNA adenosine triphosphatase from T. cruzi and T. brucei. These enzymes have ...
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