from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a group of enzymes that occur especially in plant cells and catalyze the oxidation of a substance by a peroxide.
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- n. Any of a class of enzymes that act on substrates such as hydrogen peroxide and organic hydroperoxides such as lipid peroxides.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as oxidase. Also peroxydase.
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- n. any of a group of enzymes (occurring especially in plant cells) that catalyze the oxidation of a compound by a peroxide
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If I see the word peroxidase again I will scream! helenj_93 off to red n then to bed ... biology isa test tomorrow D:
In addition, selenium is incorporated at the active site of many proteins, including glutathione peroxidase, which is particularly important for cancer protection.
"peroxidase" activity in an enzyme called cyclooxygenase.
Isoflavones also inhibit thyroid peroxidase, which produces the thyroid hormones T3 and T4.
Effect of alpha-lipoic acid on blood glucose, insulin resistance and glutathione peroxidase of type 2 diabetic patients.
The presence of estrogen, however, stimulates the osteoclasts to increase production of the antioxidant glutathione peroxidase, which degrades the free-radical hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen, rendering it harmless.
The latter is an endogenous enzyme that, like glutathione peroxidase, breaks down hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen.
High amounts of malic, citric, tartaric, oxalic and other organic acids combined with the enzymes catalase and peroxidase give honey its renowned antibacterial properties.
Flavonoid-peroxidase reaction as a detoxification mechanism of plants against H2O2.
A peroxidase/phenolics/ascorbate system can scavenge hydrogen peroxide in plants.