AskDefine | Define reductase

Dictionary Definition

reductase n : an enzyme that catalyses the biochemical reduction of some specified substance

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English

Noun

  1. An enzyme that chemically reduces its substrate.

Translations

enzyme that chemically reduces its substrate
  • Italian: riduttasi
  • Japanese: sc=Jpan

Extensive Definition

A reductase is an enzyme which lowers the activation energy for a reduction reaction.

References

reductase in French: Réductase
reductase in Japanese: 還元酵素
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