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

  • n. A cell organelle containing enzymes, such as catalase and oxidase, that catalyze the production and breakdown of hydrogen peroxide.

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  • n. An intracellular organelle found in all eukaryotes (except Archezoa) which is the source of the enzymes that catalyze the production and breakdown hydrogen peroxide, and are responsible for the oxidation of long-chain fatty acids.

Etymologies

peroxi(de) + -some3.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • It is in the class of drugs known as peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) agonists.

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  • In the study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, the researchers report that defective signaling for a protein called the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-ã (PPAR-ã) accounts for a portion of disease symptoms in cystic fibrosis, and that correction of the defective pathway reduces symptoms of the disease in mice.

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  • Nature Medicine, the researchers report that defective signaling for a protein called the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) accounts for a portion of disease symptoms in cystic fibrosis, and that correction of the defective pathway reduces symptoms of the disease in mice.

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  • In the new study, the researchers found that correcting the defective signaling pathway for a protein called peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-y (PPAR-y) reduced cystic fibrosis symptoms in mice.

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  • Both drugs activate a transcription factor protein called peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ), which is a master regulator of cellular metabolism.

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  • In the study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, the researchers report that defective signaling for a protein called the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) accounts for a portion of disease symptoms in cystic fibrosis, and that correction of the defective pathway reduces symptoms of the disease in mice.

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  • Nature Medicine, the researchers report that defective signaling for a protein called the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor -?

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