catalase decomposes peroxides, with the liberation of free oxygen.
A very widely distributed reducing enzyme is catalase which decomposes hydrogen peroxide.
The work of Burge and his co-workers on the catalase content of tissue led to a similar conclusion.
He has demonstrated that the tissues of polyneuritic birds show a decrease in catalase activity to a point 56 per cent.
The rate of utilization was generally higher during the test period in the presence of catalase than without added catalase.
catalase cat·a·lase (kāt'l-ās', -āz')
An enzyme found in most living cells that catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen.