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 (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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Prosite Scan applied to protein sequence of CueO produced the highly probity regions found to be conserved throughout all multi-copper oxidases gene sequences isolated from all lines of species.
Context:This project aims to generate a library of sugar oxidases with novel and highly specific substrate selectivity based on parent galactose oxidase enzymes.
We noticed that the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is interrelated and interacts on hepatic fibrosis processes, and NADPH oxidases (NOX) work as a key source of ROS [32].
As two important sources of ROS production, both mitochondria and NADPH oxidases were involved in oxalate induced renal epithelial cells injury [3, 6,13,16,17].
[3.] Sumimoto H (2008) Structure, regulation and evolution of Nox-family NADPH oxidases that produce reactive oxygen species.
The NOX family of ROS-generating NADPH oxidases: physiology and pathophysiology.
L-amino acid oxidases (LAOX) catalyse the stereospecific oxidative deamination of amino acid substrates to the corresponding a-keto acids along with the production of ammonia and hydrogen peroxide via an imino acid intermediate [2].
Oxidoreductive enzymes, polyphenol oxidases, and peroxidases are participating in the degradation/removal of aromatic pollutants from various contaminated sites [7, 8].
However, as apocynin, a selective inhibitor of NADPH oxidases (and not of mitochondria), has a protective effect in our model of intestinal inflammation, we believe that NADPH oxidase homologs play a predominant role in our model.
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.
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidases (NOXs) are major sources of ROS in immune cells [7].