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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Long-term sustained improvement in symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia with the dual 5alpha-reductase inhibitor dutasteride: results of 4-year studies.
Effect of the dual 5alpha-reductase inhibitor dutasteride on markers of tumor regression in prostate cancer.
by Shiuan Chen, Ph.D., of the Department of Surgical Research at Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope has revealed that white mushrooms contain phytochemicals that inhibit the enzymes aromatase and steroid 5alpha-reductase. These enzymes have been shown to advance the development of breast and prostate cancer.
5alpha-reductase isozymes and aromatase are differentially expressed and active in the androgen-independent human prostate cancer cell lines DU145 and PC3.
One such critical enzyme is 5alpha-reductase (5[alpha]-R): When its effects go awry, the consequences can be dramatic--altering the body via its sex hormones and the nervous system through its neurosteroids.
Androgens and the evolution of male-gender identity among male pseudohermaphrodites with 5alpha-reductase deficiency.