- an enzyme that decomposes hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water.
Origin of catalase
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Historical Examples of catalase
Catalase decomposes peroxides, with the liberation of free oxygen.The Chemistry of Plant Life
Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
A very widely distributed reducing enzyme is catalase which decomposes hydrogen peroxide.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
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.Preservation of Bull Semen at Sub-Zero Temperatures
N. L. VanDemark
- an enzyme that catalyses the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide
- An enzyme found in most living cells that catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen.