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 (pə-rŏk′sĭ-dās′, -dāz′)
Any of a group of enzymes that occur especially in plant cells and catalyze the oxidation of a substance by a peroxide.
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(pəˈrɒksɪˌdeɪs; -ˌdeɪz)
(Biochemistry) any of a group of enzymes that catalyse the oxidation of a compound by the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide or an organic peroxide. They generally consist of a protein combined with haem
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(pəˈrɒk sɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz)

any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the oxidation of a compound by the decomposition of peroxide.
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Noun1.peroxidase - any of a group of enzymes (occurring especially in plant cells) that catalyze the oxidation of a compound by a peroxide
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
glutathione peroxidase - an enzyme in the body that is a powerful scavenger of free radicals
horseradish peroxidase - an enzyme used in immunohistochemistry to label antigens and their antibodies
oxidase - any of the enzymes that catalyze biological oxidation
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Serum anti-thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibody and anti-thyroglobulin antibody (TG): Was estimated by using (AESKULISA a-TPO kits, Germany) which is a solid phase enzyme immunoassay employing recombinant.
Membranes were then washed in PBS with 1% Triton X-100 and placed with goat anti-rabbit immunoglobulin G (IgG) secondary antibody coupled with horseradish peroxidase (HRP) (dilution 1:1,000; Bossion) for 1 h at room temperature.
Peroxidase activities of mushrooms were increased significantly by application of 1.5, 3.5, 5.5 and 7.5 irradiation as compared with control over 8, 12 and 16 days storage (P[less than or equal to]0.01).
The peroxidase activity was measured as 0.353+-0.003 UmL-1 in the 96-hr LC50 metal exposed fish gills while the same was 0.079+-0.003 UmL-1 in the control fish.
Activity of peroxidase enzyme in metal stressed fish was compared with control.
A study by DiSilvestro, et al (9) demonstrated that Albion's Selenium Glycinate Complex significantly raised serum glutathione peroxidase activity, which plays a critical role in protecting the central nervous system and asserting a positive impact on cognitive function.
Peroxidase activity was measured according to Vetter et al.
Hb peroxidase activity and its degradation are extremely toxic to organs and tissues, having serious pathological ramifications [5, 6].