Definition of Reductase

1. Noun. An enzyme that catalyses the biochemical reduction of some specified substance.

Definition of Reductase

1. Noun. (enzyme) An enzyme that chemically reduces its substrate. ¹

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Definition of Reductase

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Medical Definition of Reductase

1. An enzyme that catalyses a reduction; since all enzymes catalyze reactions in either direction, any reductase can, under the proper conditions, behave as an oxidase and vice versa, hence the term oxidoreductase. For individual reductase's, see the specific names. Synonym: reducing enzyme. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reductase

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reducing agent
reducing agents
reducing diet
reducing enzyme
reducing sugar
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reducing valve
reductase (current term)
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Literary usage of Reductase

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1. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1908)
"This enzyme is called "reductase." Re- ductase is generally present in milk. In addition to free reductase there probably exists a combined reductase. ..."

2. Dairy Bacteriology by Sigurd Orla-Jensen, Paul Seidelin Arup (1921)
"The combined reductase and fermenting test1 gives information regarding both the number and the nature of the organisms in the milk. ..."

3. Genetic Manipulation in Crops: Proceedings of the International Symposium on by International Rice Research Institute (1988)
"Biochemical Characteristics of Nitrate reductase Deficient Mutants Chang Teh-Yi, Cheng Wei, Lu Jia-Ling, Yu Ling-Feng, He Wen-Zhu and Tang Yu-Wei Institute ..."

4. Methods Used in the Examination of Milk and Dairy Products by Christian Barthel (1910)
"... the necessity of thoroughly cleaning, preferably also sterilising the test-tubes, for without such precautions the results are worthless. THE reductase ..."

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