Oxygenases


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Oxygenases

 

enzymes of the oxidoreductase class that catalyze reactions in which a substrate is oxidized by the inclusion of two oxygen atoms. Widely distributed in plants, lipoxygenase is an oxygenase that oxidizes unsaturated fatty acids and their esters to yield the corresponding peroxides and hydroperoxides; the rancidification of flour and groats is based on this process.

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Elguero et al., "Heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) challenges the angiogenic switch in prostate cancer," Angiogenesis, vol.
Heme oxygenase or haem oxygenase (HO) is a stress-inducible enzyme.
Kappas, "Cobalt induction of hepatic heme oxygenase, with evidence that cytochrome P-450 is not essential for this enzyme activity," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.
Non-home iron oxygenases. Curr Opin Chem Biol 6:193-201.
Purification and characterization of phthalate oxygenase and phthalate oxygenase reductase from Pseudomonas cepacia.
As the major component of hemoglobin, heme can be degraded into iron, carbon monoxide, and biliverdin by heme oxygenase (HO).
Takeda, "Hypoxia and heme oxygenases: oxygen sensing and regulation of expression," Antioxidants and Redox Signaling, vol.
Heme is degraded to biliverdin IX[alpha], F[e.sup.2+], and carbon monoxide by heme oxygenase (HO) (Montellano, 2000).
Biodegradation of Phenol by Oxygenase Producing Thermophili Microorganisms.Asian J.
Zinc protoporphyrin is a selective inhibitor of heme oxygenase activity in the neonatal rat.

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