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 (flā′vō-prō′tēn′, -tē-ĭn)
Any of a group of enzymes containing flavin bound to protein and acting as dehydrogenation catalysts in biological reactions.


(Biochemistry) any of a group of enzymes that contain a derivative of riboflavin linked to a protein and catalyse oxidation in cells. Also called: cytochrome reductase See also FMN, FAD
[C20: from flavin + protein]


(ˌfleɪ voʊˈproʊ tin, -ti ən)

any of a class of flavin-linked yellow enzymes that participate in cell respiration.
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Skeletal muscle magnetic resonance imaging of the lower limbs in late-onset lipid storage myopathy with electron transfer flavoprotein dehydrogenase gene mutations.
1 - NADH dehydrogenase Penaeus monodon [ubiquinone] flavoprotein 2 GE615804.
It is hypothesized that the antioxidant functionality of riboflavin has been complemented by way of direct free radical scavenging as well as its nature of being a part of the flavoprotein family, such as glutathione reductase.
NADH Dehydrogenase: Flavoprotein that reversibly oxidizes NADH to [NAD.
3 The underlying defect is a deficiency of 2 flavoproteins: electron transfer flavoprotein (ETF) or ETF dehydrogenase (ETF-QO).
Espinosa-Ruiz A, Belles JM, Serrano R, Culianez-Macla V (1999) Arabidopsis thaliana AtHAL3: a flavoprotein related to salt and osmotic tolerance and plant growth.
Biochemical and molecular characterization of an azoreductase from Staphylococcus aureus, a tetrameric NADPH dependent flavoprotein.
Ortiz de Montellano, The Antituberculosis Drug Ethionamide is Activated by a Flavoprotein Monooxygenase, J.
1966) Isolation from adrenal cortex of a nonheme iron protein and a flavoprotein functional as a reduced triphosphopyridine nucleotide-cytochrome P450 reductase.
Reactive oxygen species generation by human spermatozoa is induced by exogenous NADPH and inhibited by the flavoprotein inhibitors diphenylene iodonium and quinacrine.
The proteins belonging to this group are ferredoxins, which represent the iron-sulphur cluster that performs the intermediate step in the electron transfer chain, transferring electrons from the flavoprotein to the terminal dioxygenase (Bertini et al.
The present volume considers such topics as flavoenzymes involved in non-redox reactions, mechanisms of bacterial luciferase and related flavin reductases, choline oxidase and related systems, toward understanding the mechanism of oxygen activation by flavoprotein oxidases, glutamate synthase, and flavoprotein dehalogenases.