Definition of reductase in English:


Line breaks: re|duc¦tase
Pronunciation: /rɪˈdʌkteɪz


[usually with modifier] Biochemistry
  • An enzyme which promotes the chemical reduction of a specified substance.
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    • 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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