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oxidoreductase

oxidoreductase (ok´si-do-re-duk´tas)

An enzyme (EC class 1) catalyzing an oxidation-reduction reaction. Trivial names for o.'s include dehydrogenase, reductase, oxidase (where O2 is the H acceptor), oxygenase (where O2 is incorporated into the substrate), peroxidase (H2O2 is the acceptor; catalase is an exception), hydroxylase (coupled oxidation of two donors). See also oxidase.

 

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