noun[usually with modifier] Biochemistry
An enzyme that promotes the chemical reduction of a specified substance.
- 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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