from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An enzyme that catalyzes the removal of hydrogen from a substrate and the transfer of the hydrogen to an acceptor in an oxidation-reduction reaction.

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  • n. Any of several enzymes that catalyze the removal of hydrogen (a proton) from biological compounds.


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  • The University of Leeds researchers said the compounds work by preventing the enzyme dihydroorotate dehydrogenase, which is essential to the growth of the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, from working.

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  • Stanley CA, Lieu YK, Hsu BY, Burlina AB, Greenberg CR, Hopwood NJ, et al. Hyperinsulinism and hyperammonemia in infants with regulatory mutations of the glutamate dehydrogenase gene.

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  • Other blood tests (your doctor will determine how often), including chemistries; lactate dehydrogenase; and adrenal hormones such as cortisol, testosterone, 17-hydroxyprogesterone, androstenedione and dehydroepiandrosterone

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  • Molecular basis and characterization of the hyperinsulinism/hyperammonemia syndrome: predominance of mutations in exons 11 and 12 of the glutamate dehydrogenase gene.

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  • As a result, most patients with glutamate dehydrogenase hyperinsulinism will be responsive to Diazoxide.


  • Deficiencies of pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH) and pyruvate carboxylase (PDH and PC); Leigh syndrome

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  • It has been observed in patients with2,5 and without4,7 glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency and is characterized by the presence of Heinz bodies.


  • First, a few basics: the ailment is known as G6PD deficiency (for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) and, according to a 2008 article in The Lancet, it "is the most common human enzyme defect, being present in more than 400 million people worldwide."

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  • The region includes genes encoding a CoA-dependent methylmalonate semialdehyde dehydrogenase (dntE), a putative NADH-dependent dehydrogenase (ORF13), and a bifunctional isomerase/hydrolase (dntG).

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  • These steps are catalysed be the enzymes alcohol dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase respectively.

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