oxidases

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oxidases (oxygenases) Enzymes that oxidize compounds by removing hydrogen and reacting directly with oxygen to form water or hydrogen peroxide. They thus differ from dehydrogenases, which transfer the hydrogen to a coenzyme.

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oxidase An enzyme that catalyses reactions involving the oxidation of a substrate using molecular oxygen as an electron acceptor.

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oxidase An enzyme that catalyses reactions involving the oxidation of a substrate using molecular oxygen as an electron acceptor.

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oxidase Any enzyme that catalyses oxidation–reduction reactions that involve the transfer of electrons to molecular oxygen.

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oxidase (oks-i-dayz) n. see oxidoreductase.