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A hemoprotein catalyzing the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen (2H2O2 → O2 + 2H2O); a deficiency of catalase is associated with acatalasemia.
catalase/cat·a·lase/ (kat´ah-lās) a hemoprotein enzyme that catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen, protecting cells. It is found in almost all animal cells except certain anaerobic bacteria; genetic deficiency of the enzyme results in acatalasia.catalat´ic
An enzyme found in living cells that catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide, a potentially harmful oxidizing agent, into water and oxygen.
cat′a·lat′ic (kăt′l-ăt′ĭk) adj.
Etymology: Gk, katalein, to dissolve
a heme enzyme, found in almost all biological cells, that catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen.
CATA gene on chromosome 11p13 that encodes catalase, an enzyme which plays a central role in the body’s defence against oxidative stress, converting the reactive oxygen species hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to water and oxygen, thereby mitigating H2O2’s toxic effects.
Defects in CAT cause acatalasemia. Oxidative stress may play a role in the development of chronic or late-onset diseases—e.g., diabetes, asthma, Alzheimer's disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and cancer.
A hemoprotein catalyzing the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen (2H2O2→ O2 + 2H2O).
catalaseAn ENZYME found in the microbodies (peroxisomes) of cells and that promotes the reaction in which two molecules of hydrogen peroxide are converted to two molecules of water and one molecule of oxygen.
catalasean iron-containing ENZYME found in tissues such as liver and potato tubers whose function is to catalyse the breakdown of toxic hydrogen peroxide, a by-product of aerobic respiration, into water and oxygen:
n an enzyme that breaks down hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen.
a heme-containing enzyme that specifically catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide and is found in almost all cells except certain anaerobic bacteria. The reaction can be used as a test in the identification of bacteria.