Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze oxidation, especially an enzyme that reacts with molecular oxygen to catalyze the oxidation of a substrate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An oxidizing ferment occurring widely distributed in animal and plant life.

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  • noun biochemistry Any of many enzymes which catalyze oxidation reactions, especially ones using molecular oxygen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of the enzymes that catalyze biological oxidation

Etymologies

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

[oxid(ation) + –ase.]

Examples

  • Glucose oxidase is an enzyme produced and purified from Aspergillus niger which catalyses the oxidation of glucose.

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  • Garbanzos are an excellent source of the trace mineral, molybdenum, an integral component of the enzyme sulfite oxidase, which is responsible for detoxifying sulfites.

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  • This problem is compounded by the fact that humans and other primates lack the enzyme urate oxidase, which is responsible for the breakdown of uric acid.

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  • This problem is compounded by the fact that humans and other primates lack the enzyme urate oxidase, which is responsible for the breakdown of uric acid.

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  • Garbanzos are an excellent source of the trace mineral, molybdenum, an integral component of the enzyme sulfite oxidase, which is responsible for detoxifying sulfites.

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  • This problem is compounded by the fact that humans and other primates lack the enzyme urate oxidase, which is responsible for the breakdown of uric acid.

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  • The gene that makes the enzyme gulonolactone oxidase, which is currently found in all humans, is dysfunctional.

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  • Presently, it is believed that carbon monoxide binds to cytochrome oxidase and consequently, disrupts the mitochondrial respiratory enzyme system. 5,8-11 Experimental studies seem to indicate that delivery of CO dissolved in the serum to the cells, and not blockage of oxygen transport by the COHb bond, is perhaps more important in the sequence of pathological events of the poisoning. 3,14 Although in severe poisonings, all factors may contribute to the outcome of the case.

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  • Seizures can occur in patients who have used benzodiazepines for the treatment of seizure disorders, in patients who are physically dependent on benzodiazepines or in patients who have ingested drugs (e.g., cyclic antidepressants, cocaine, lithium, methylxanthines, isoniazid, propoxyphene, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, bupropion HCl and cyclosporine) that place them at risk for the development of seizures. 5

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  • Diet and monoamine oxidase inhibitors: a re-examination.

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