ascorbate oxidase

(redirected from ascorbase)

a·scor·bate ox·i·dase

a copper-containing enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of l-ascorbic acid with O2 to produce l-dehydroascorbic acid. Some forms of ascorbate oxidase use NADP+ as well. Used as an antitumor enzyme.
Synonym(s): ascorbase

as·cor·bate ox·i·dase

(ă-skōr'bāt ok'si-dās)
A copper-containing enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of l-ascorbic acid with O2 to l-dehydroascorbic acid. Some forms of ascorbate oxidase use NADP+ as well. Used as an antitumor enzyme.