reductase

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re·duc·tase

 (rĭ-dŭk′tās′, -tāz′)
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the reduction of an organic compound.

reductase

(rɪˈdʌkteɪz)
n
(Biochemistry) any enzyme that catalyses a biochemical reduction reaction
[C20: from reduction + -ase]

re•duc•tase

(rɪˈdʌk teɪs, -teɪz)

n.
any enzyme acting as a reducing agent.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reductase - an enzyme that catalyses the biochemical reduction of some specified substance
5-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase, HMG-CoA reductase - a liver enzyme that is responsible for producing cholesterol
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
Translations
réductase
還元酵素

re·duc·tase

n. reductasa, enzima que actúa como catalítico en el proceso de reducción.
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The predominant drug related adverse events with 5alpha-reductase inhibitors are reproductive events, that is typically decreased libido, impotence and ejaculatory dysfunction.
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Effect of the dual 5alpha-reductase inhibitor dutasteride on markers of tumor regression in prostate cancer.
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5alpha-reductase isozymes and aromatase are differentially expressed and active in the androgen-independent human prostate cancer cell lines DU145 and PC3.
We also know that testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by 5alpha-reductase isozymes, which is present in tissues such as the prostate.
Clinical usefulness of serum prostate specific antigen for the detection of prostate cancer is preserved in men receiving the dual 5alpha-reductase inhibitor dutasteride.
The association between polymorphisms in the CYP17 and 5alpha-reductase (SRD5A2) genes and serum androgen concentrations in men.