(Science: enzyme) The class of all enzymes catalyzing oxidoreduction reactions. The substrate that is oxidised is regarded as a hydrogen donor. The systematic name is based on donor:acceptor oxidoreductase. The recommended name will be dehydrogenase, wherever this is possible; as an alternative, reductase can be used. Oxidase is only used in cases where o2 is the acceptor. (enzyme nomenclature, 1992, p9)
Registry number: EC 1.
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... union of biochemistry. Each enzyme is assigned a recommended name and an enzyme Commission (EC) number. They are divided into six main groups, oxidoreductases, transferases, hydrolases, lyases, isomerases and ligases. Any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts ...
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