Definition of reductase in English:


Syllabification: re·duc·tase
Pronunciation: /riˈdəkˌtās, -ˌtāz


[usually with modifier] Biochemistry
An enzyme that promotes the chemical reduction of a specified substance.
More example sentences
  • The enzymatic mechanism of detoxification involves dehydroascorbate reductase, glutathione reductase and other enzymes.
  • These enzymes are thioredoxin reductase and glutathione reductase respectively.
  • The polyol pathway uses the enzyme aldose reductase to convert glucose to sorbitol.

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