diaphorase

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diaphorase

[dī′af·ə‚rās]
(biochemistry)
Mitochondrial flavoprotein enzymes which catalyze the reduction of dyes, such as methylene blue, by reduced pyridine nucleotides such as reduced diphosphopyridine nucleotide.
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5] methemoglobin reductase (NADH methemoglobin reductase) system (26).
Infants are particularly susceptible to the condition during their first 6 months of life because they have low amounts of methemoglobin reductase, a red blood cell enzyme that converts methemoglobin back to hemoglobin.
Methylene blue (MB) is frequently used as an antidote in treating methemoglobinemia [1] because it facilitates the reducing activity of the NADPH-dependent methemoglobin reductase system in erythrocytes [2].