Definitions for oxidoreductaseˌɒk sɪ doʊ rɪˈdʌk teɪs, -ˌteɪz
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ox•i•do•re•duc•taseˌɒk sɪ doʊ rɪˈdʌk teɪs, -ˌteɪz(n.)
any of a class of enzymes that act as a catalyst, some of them conjointly, causing the oxidation and reduction of compounds.
an enzyme that catalyzes oxidation-reduction
Any enzyme that catalyzes an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction.
In biochemistry, an oxidoreductase is an enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of electrons from one molecule, the reductant, also called the electron donor, to another the oxidant, also called the electron acceptor. This group of enzymes usually utilizes NADP or NAD+ as cofactors.
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