AskDefine | Define dehydrogenase

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  1. Any of several enzymes that catalyze the removal of hydrogen (a proton) from biological compounds


Extensive Definition

A dehydrogenase is an enzyme that oxidizes a substrate by transferring one or more protons and a pair of electrons to an acceptor, usually NAD/NADP or a flavin coenzyme such as FAD or FMN.

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dehydrogenase in German: Dehydrogenase
dehydrogenase in Spanish: Deshidrogenasa
dehydrogenase in Hebrew: דהידרוגנאז
dehydrogenase in Polish: Dehydrogenazy
dehydrogenase in Portuguese: Desidrogenase
dehydrogenase in Russian: Дегидрогеназа
dehydrogenase in Slovenian: Dehidrogenaza
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