reductase


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reductase

 [re-duk´tās]
an enzyme that catalyzes a chemical reduction.
5α-reductase an enzyme that catalyzes the irreversible reduction of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone.

re·duc·tase

(rē-dŭk'tās),
An enzyme that catalyzes a reduction; because all enzymes catalyze reactions in either direction, any reductase can, under the proper conditions, behave as an oxidase and vice versa, hence the term oxidoreductase. For individual reductases, see the specific names.
Synonym(s): reducing enzyme

reductase

(rĭ-dŭk′tās′, -tāz′)
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the reduction of an organic compound.

reductase

A generic term for any enzyme that catalyses a chemical reduction reaction.

re·duc·tase

(rĕ-dŭk'tās)
An enzyme that catalyzes a reduction; because all enzymes catalyze reactions in either direction, any reductase can, under the proper conditions, behave as an oxidase and vice versa; hence the term oxidoreductase.

reductase

an ENZYME that catalyses the REDUCTION of a compound.
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Recent medical research has shown that Panax ginseng has 5-alpha reductase inhibitor properties.
It was previously demonstrated that the optimum temperature of NADH-cytochrome b5 reductase enzyme from rabbit was 30[degrees]C, while it decreased to 25[degrees]C upon cross-link immobilization of the enzyme.
The main reasons why children are more susceptible to methemoglobinemia include inadequate soluble form of the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH)-cytochrome b5 reductase enzyme, which deoxidizes MetHb and facilitates oxygen transport, fetal Hb being more sensitive to oxidation, and intestinal colonization with nitrate-producing bacteria.
In this manner, the application of the inoculant along with the molybdenum increases the nitrate reductase activity, and improves the agronomic traits and the physiological quality of the produced seeds.
Docking analysis showed that all the compounds (1-5) interacted with active binding region of ecoli enoyl reductase [30].
Conclusions: Mutation of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene 677C>T polymorphism was found to be significantly associated with the increased risk of post-stroke depression, but not with treatment response.
Multidisciplinary approach and anesthetic management of a surgical cancer patient with methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase deficiency: a case report and review of the literature.
Measurement of thioredoxin and thioredoxin reductase. Curr Protoc Toxicol 24(7.4): 7.4.1-7.4.14.
Lim, "Phytochemical analysis of Agrimonia pilosa ledeb, its antioxidant activity and aldose reductase inhibitory potential," International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol.
The GSSG reductase activity of TGR was determined by following the decrease in absorbance at 340 nm as a consequence of NADPH oxidation [23].
HMG-CoA reductase catalyzes the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonic acid, a necessary step in cholesterol synthesis in the body.
I wish to say that while I found the article intriguing in part, and scholarly, I firmly believe the same flaw is in this overview as in the article on men in Townsend a few months ago, advocating another potent drug, Clomid (clomiphene) that also isolated 5-alpha reductase as the primary, isolating factor that has to be managed reductively, sometimes with some very potent drugs.