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Related to oxidase: cytochrome oxidase, monoamine oxidase, Xanthine oxidase, Glucose oxidase, Oxidase test


 (ŏk′sĭ-dās′, -dāz′)
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze oxidation, especially an enzyme that reacts with molecular oxygen to catalyze the oxidation of a substrate.

ox′i·da′sic adj.


(ˈɒksɪˌdeɪs; -ˌdeɪz)
(Biochemistry) any of a group of enzymes that bring about biological oxidation


(ˈɒk sɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz)

any of a class of enzymes that catalyze oxidation by molecular oxygen and, in most cases, form hydrogen peroxide.
ox`i•da′sic, adj.
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Noun1.oxidase - any of the enzymes that catalyze biological oxidation
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
peroxidase - any of a group of enzymes (occurring especially in plant cells) that catalyze the oxidation of a compound by a peroxide
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I thus propose to investigate the functions of an animal alternative enzyme, the alternative oxidase (AOX), in two research fronts:
The guideline committee, which expressly excluded cost as a consideration, offered no guidance as to which xanthine oxidase inhibitor is preferred.
5 The function of sulfite oxidase seems the limiting difficulty in cases of elevated urine sulfite.
Dexmethylphenidate HCl extended-release capsules are contraindicated in patients with marked anxiety, tension, and agitation, since the drug may aggravate these symptoms; patients known to be hypersensitive to methylphenidate or other components of the product; patients with glaucoma; patients with motor tics or with a family history or diagnosis of Tourette's syndrome; and during treatment with monoamine oxidase inhibitors, and also within a minimum of 14 days following discontinuation of treatment with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (hypertensive crises may result).
Malondialdehyde (MDA) and glutathione (CSH) levels, catalase (CATA), xanthine oxidase (XOD), angiotensinII (Ang II) and endothelin (ET) levels of kidney were evaluated with commercial kits.
Scientists at The Ohio State University found that antibrowning agents can inhibit polyphenol oxidase, extending, in this case, the shelf life and consumer acceptability of processed raw potato products by preserving their color.
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.
L-carnitine also attenuated Ang II-induced NADPH oxidase activity, reactive oxygen species formation, extracellular signal-regulated kinase phosphorylation, activator protein-1-mediated reporter activity and sphingosine-1-phosphate generation.
This step is followed by the oxidation of the produced glucose or galactose catalysed by glucose oxidase (GOD, EC 1.
The sensor has three main parts: layers of nanosheets resembling tiny rose petals made of a material called graphene, which is a single-atom-thick film of carbon; platinum nanoparticles; and the enzyme glucose oxidase.
In the present study, it is proposed to analyse the relative levels of a few enzymes belonging to the hydrolytic class namely, ascorbic acid oxidase, a- and b- amylases as affected by specific inhibitor of salicylhydroxamic acid in different grains growing in the same spikelet of wheat.