hydroxylase

noun
hy·​drox·​y·​lase | \ hī-ˈdräk-sə-ˌlās How to pronounce hydroxylase (audio) , -ˌlāz \

Definition of hydroxylase

: any of a group of enzymes that catalyze oxidation reactions in which one of the two atoms of molecular oxygen is incorporated into the substrate and the other is used to oxidize NADH or NADPH

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Recent Examples on the Web Serotonin is produced in the gut by a biochemical conversion between tryptophan and its catalyst, tryptophan hydroxylase. Natalie Meade, Quartz, "The key to good mental health in quarantine is in the food you eat," 24 Apr. 2020

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydroxylase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydroxylase. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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hydroxylase

noun
hy·​drox·​y·​lase | \ hī-ˈdräk-sə-ˌlās, -ˌlāz How to pronounce hydroxylase (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydroxylase

: any of a group of enzymes that catalyze oxidation reactions in which one of the two atoms of molecular oxygen is incorporated into the substrate and the other is used to oxidize NADH or NADPH

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