oxygenase


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ox·y·gen·ase

 (ŏk′sĭ-jə-nās′, -nāz′)
n.
An oxidoreductase that catalyzes the incorporation of molecular oxygen into its substrate.

oxygenase

(ˈɒksɪdʒəˌneɪz)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem an enzyme that catalyses biochemical reactions by means of oxygen

ox•y•gen•ase

(ˈɒk sɪ dʒəˌneɪs, -ˌneɪz)

n.
an oxidoreductase enzyme that catalyzes the introduction of molecular oxygen into an organic substance.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.oxygenase - an oxidoreductase that catalyzes the incorporation of molecular oxygen
oxidoreductase - an enzyme that catalyzes oxidation-reduction
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The company stated stannsoporfin is a heme oxygenase inhibitor under investigation for its potential to reduce the production of bilirubin in infants at risk for severe neonatal jaundice.
The company's developmental product stannsoporfin, a heme oxygenase inhibitor, is under investigation for its potential to reduce the production of bilirubin, the elevation of which can contribute to serious consequences in infants.
The skeleton has been reported to contain the blue pigment, biliverdin IX[alpha], which is formed by heme oxygenase (HO) during heme decomposition.
By bringing together 7 academic beneficiaries that are experts in the field of individual oxygenase groups, the network will provide perfect conditions for cross-fertilization of knowledge, while the 3 industrial beneficiaries and 5 partner organisations will add to the consortium by translating the generated knowledge into real industrial applications, such as textiles, pharmaceuticals and biorefineries.
Heme oxygenase cleaves the heme ring to form the water-soluble 1-carbon fragment as carbon monoxide (CO), iron, and abiliverdin [14], which is reduced by biliverdin reductase to bilirubin (lipophilic linear tetrapyrrole), a compound with potent antioxidant capacity, abundant in blood plasma [15].
The quantity of heme oxygenase (HO-1) in cell lysates was measured using a Total HO-1 ELISA Kit (R&D Systems, Minneapolis, USA).
Carbon monoxide (CO) is endogenously produced by the action of heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) and heme oxygenase 2 (HO-2) on the heme from haemoglobin breakdown.
In this issue of Clinical Chemistry, Gaut and colleagues report on a potential novel structural biomarker of AKI, myo-inositol oxygenase (MIOX) (14).
research, assay of oxygenase in thermophilic isolates and optimal conditions for enzyme activity was investigated.

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