Definition of catalase in English:
noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
An enzyme that catalyses the reduction of hydrogen peroxide.
- In addition, the human body produces its own antioxidants that take the form of enzymes, including catalase, glutathione peroxidase, and superoxide dismutase.
- Many of these enzymes, such as catalase and glutathione peroxidase, are constitutively active and protect the lungs against everyday insults.
- When the enzyme catalase is added to the hydrogen peroxide solution, the activation energy is lowered even further to 4 kJ / mol.
Definition of catalase in:
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