Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various enzymes that catalyze the reduction of an organic compound.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A reducing ferment.

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  • noun biochemistry An enzyme that chemically reduces its substrate.

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

  • noun an enzyme that catalyses the biochemical reduction of some specified substance

Etymologies

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

[reduct(ion) + –ase.]

Examples

  • Because neonates have both an immature NADH-dependent methemoglobin reductase system and higher levels of fetal hemoglobin,11-12 they are more susceptible to the oxidative stresses which can be seen with phenazopyridine.

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  • I need 3 reasons why HMG-CoA reductase is a better target for inhibting cholesterol synthesis than other enzymes in the pathway.

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  • These drugs act by inhibiting the liver enzyme called HMG CoA reductase, which is responsible for producing cholesterol.

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  • These drugs act by inhibiting the liver enzyme called HMG CoA reductase, which is responsible for producing cholesterol.

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  • LOR-2040 (formerly GTI-2040) is an antisense drug that specifically targets the R2 component of ribonucleotide reductase, which is required for DNA synthesis and cell proliferation.

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  • Finasteride in the female hair loss remedy works by blocking 5-alpha reductase, which is an enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

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  • LOR-2040 (formerly GTI-2040) is an antisense drug that specifically targets the R2 component of ribonucleotide reductase, which is required for DNA synthesis and cell proliferation.

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  • LOR-2040 (formerly GTI-2040) is an antisense drug that specifically targets the R2 component of ribonucleotide reductase, which is required for DNA synthesis and cell proliferation.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • LOR-2040 (formerly GTI-2040) is an antisense drug that specifically targets the R2 component of ribonucleotide reductase, which is required for DNA synthesis and cell proliferation.

    BioSpace.com Featured News and Stories

  • LOR-2040 (formerly GTI-2040) is an antisense drug that specifically targets the R2 component of ribonucleotide reductase, which is required for DNA synthesis and cell proliferation.

    BioSpace.com Featured News and Stories

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