Definition of diaphorase in English:

diaphorase

Syllabification: di·aph·o·rase
Pronunciation: /dīˈafəˌrās, -ˌrāz
 
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noun

Biochemistry
  • An enzyme of the flavoprotein type, able to oxidize a reduced form of the coenzyme NAD.
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    • Active enzyme systems not consistently resolved for this species were: ACO, adenylate kinase, diaphorase, EST, G - 6 - PDH, GSR, IDH, and PGI.
    • The monomorphic loci were: isocitrate-dehydrogenase, diaphorase (E.C.1.6.99.-, loci Dia1 and Dia2), leucine aminopeptidase and peroxidase anodic.
    • In one of these species, for the most numerous caudal cluster in the reticular formation, NADPH diaphorase labels a dorsal sub-group in Xenopus which is thought to correspond to a well-described GABAergic population, the mhr neurons.

Origin

1930s: from Greek diaphoros 'different' + -ase.

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