Encyclopedia of Immunotoxicology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Hans-Werner Vohr

Phosphatases

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-54596-2_201151

Phosphatases are enzymes responsible for the removal of phosphate groups from proteins. In many cases they are responsible for shutting down signaling pathways or preventing activation of signaling pathways in a cell.

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