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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n oxidase any of the enzymes that catalyze biological oxidation
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n oxidase An oxidizing ferment occurring widely distributed in animal and plant life. Many if not all intracellular oxidations are referable to the presence of oxidases. They are divided into three classes: the oxygenases, which take up molecular oxygen with the formation of peroxids;
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In literature:

The almost universal presence of oxidases in plant tissues has been repeatedly demonstrated.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
On the Production of Light by Certain Substances in the Presence of Oxidases.
"The Nature of Animal Light" by E. Newton Harvey
CROCKER, W., and HARRINGTON, G. F.: Catalase and Oxidase Content of Seeds, Jour.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess

In news:

1 report that phentermine, and other monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors probably increase plasma serotonin when given with serotonin uptake blockers.

In science:

Cytochrome oxidase and functional coding in primate striate cortex: a hypothesis.
Hyperbolic planforms in relation to visual edges and textures perception
Contrast sensitivity and spatial frequency response of primate cortical neurons in and around the cytochrome oxidase blobs.
Hyperbolic planforms in relation to visual edges and textures perception
Divided by cytochrome oxidase: A map of the pro jections from v1 to v2 in macaques.
Hyperbolic planforms in relation to visual edges and textures perception
Contingency tests of neutrality using intra/interspeciļ¬c gene trees: The rejection of neutrality for the evolution of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase II gene in the hominoid primates.
A time-dependent Poisson random field model for polymorphism within and between two related biological species
Coherent reaction dynamics in a bacterial cytochrome c oxidase. Nature 401, 181-184. Linke, H., Humphrey, T.E., Lofgren, A., Sushkov, A.O., Newbury, R., Taylor, R.P., and Omling, P. (1999).
Comment on Book Review of `Quantum Evolution' (Johnjoe McFadden) by Mathew J. Donald
Filipenko M.L., Beilina A.G., Alekseyenko O.V., Dolgov V.V., Kudryavtseva N.N. Repeated experience of social defeats increases serotonin transporter and monoamine oxidase A mRNA levels in raphe nuclei of male mice.
Anxiety as a Factor in the Development of Autistic Spectrum Symptoms: an Experimental Study