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It would be called a transferase. A transferase is defined as an enzyme which "transfers chemical groups between different molecules."


Daugherty, Ellyn. "Enzymes: Protein Catalysts." Biotechnology: Science for the New Millennium. St. Paul, MN: Paradigm, 2007. 143-44. Print.

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