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

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Recent Examples on the Web Another target is a protein called dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH). Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, 11 Mar. 2021 In the kidneys, glycyrrhetinic acid derivatives hamper a critical enzyme called 11β‐hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2, or 11βHSD2, which converts the steroid hormone cortisol to cortisone. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 25 Sep. 2020 The liver uses enzymes, including one called alcohol dehydrogenase, to transform ethanol from a mild toxin into a harmless chemical called acetate. Carrie Arnold, National Geographic, 19 Aug. 2020 The liver also uses alcohol dehydrogenase to break down methanol—and that’s where the problems start. Carrie Arnold, National Geographic, 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, 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, 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, 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, 9 June 2018

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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 17 Sep. 2021.

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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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