dismutase

dismutase

 [dis-mu´tās]
any of a group of enzymes that have the ability to catalyze the reaction of two molecules of the same compound to yield two molecules in different oxidation states.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

dis·mu·tase

(dis-myū'tās),
Generic name for enzymes catalyzing the reaction of two identical molecules to produce two molecules in differing states of oxidation (for example, superoxide dismutase) or of phosphorylation (for example, glucose-1-phosphate phosphodismutase).
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

dis·mu·tase

(dis-myū'tās)
Generic name for enzymes catalyzing the reaction of two identical molecules to produce two molecules in differing states of oxidation or phosphorylation.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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