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The class of all enzymes catalyzing oxidoreduction reactions. The substrate that is oxidized 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)

Year introduced: DEHYDROGENASES & OXIDASES were headings 1963

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Tree Number(s): D08.811.682

MeSH Unique ID: D010088

Registry Number: EC 1.-

Entry Terms:

  • Oxidoreductase
  • Dehydrogenase
  • Dehydrogenases
  • Reductase
  • Reductases
  • Oxidase
  • Oxidases

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