- an oxidoreductase enzyme that catalyzes the removal of hydrogen.
Origin of dehydrogenase
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- an enzyme, such as any of the respiratory enzymes, that activates oxidation-reduction reactions by transferring hydrogen from substrate to acceptor
dehydrogenase(dē′hī-drŏj′ə-nās′, -nāz′, dē-hī′drə-jə-)
- An enzyme that catalyzes the removal and transfer of hydrogen from a substrate in an oxidation-reduction reaction.
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