dehydrogenase

noun
de·​hy·​dro·​ge·​nase | \ ˌdē-(ˌ)hī-ˈdrä-jə-ˌnās How to pronounce dehydrogenase (audio) , (ˌ)dē-ˈhī-drə-jə-, -ˌnāz \

Definition of dehydrogenase

: an enzyme that accelerates the removal of hydrogen from metabolites and its transfer to other substances — compare succinate dehydrogenase

Examples of dehydrogenase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The liver also uses alcohol dehydrogenase to break down methanol—and that’s where the problems start. Carrie Arnold, National Geographic, "Tainted sanitizers and bootleg booze are poisoning people," 19 Aug. 2020 Eating first may be even more important for women, who are thought to have lower levels of alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), the enzyme that primarily breaks down alcohol, in their stomachs. Lindzi Wessel, Popular Science, "How to maintain a buzz without getting drunk," 30 Dec. 2019 For example, the enzyme cellobiose dehydrogenase from the fungus Phanerochaete sordida can break down sugars and generate electrical current when stuck onto carbon tubes only nanometers (billionths of a meter) wide. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 For example, the enzyme cellobiose dehydrogenase from the fungus Phanerochaete sordida can break down sugars and generate electrical current when stuck onto carbon tubes only nanometers (billionths of a meter) wide. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 For example, the enzyme cellobiose dehydrogenase from the fungus Phanerochaete sordida can break down sugars and generate electrical current when stuck onto carbon tubes only nanometers (billionths of a meter) wide. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 For example, the enzyme cellobiose dehydrogenase from the fungus Phanerochaete sordida can break down sugars and generate electrical current when stuck onto carbon tubes only nanometers (billionths of a meter) wide. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 For example, the enzyme cellobiose dehydrogenase from the fungus Phanerochaete sordida can break down sugars and generate electrical current when stuck onto carbon tubes only nanometers (billionths of a meter) wide. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018 For example, the enzyme cellobiose dehydrogenase from the fungus Phanerochaete sordida can break down sugars and generate electrical current when stuck onto carbon tubes only nanometers (billionths of a meter) wide. Charles Q. Choi, Washington Post, "How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of dehydrogenase

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Dehydrogenase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dehydrogenase. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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dehydrogenase

noun
de·​hy·​dro·​ge·​nase | \ ˌdē-(ˌ)hī-ˈdräj-ə-ˌnās How to pronounce dehydrogenase (audio) , (ˈ)dē-ˈhī-drə-jə- How to pronounce dehydrogenase (audio) , -ˌnāz \

Medical Definition of dehydrogenase

: an enzyme that accelerates the removal of hydrogen from metabolites and its transfer to other substances — see alcohol dehydrogenase, succinate dehydrogenase

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