Enzyme Classification and Nomenclature
Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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Boyce, S. and Tipton, K. F. 2005. Enzyme Classification and Nomenclature. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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Enzyme classification and nomenclature is a system that allows the unambiguous identification of enzymes in terms of the reactions they catalyse. This relies on a numerical system to class enzymes in groups according to the types of reaction catalysed and systematic naming that describes the chemical reaction involved.