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Medical Term:

ascorbate oxidase


a copper-containing enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of l-ascorbic acid with O2 to produce l-dehydroascorbic acid. Some forms of ascorbate oxidase use NADP+ as well. Used as an antitumor enzyme.

Synonym(s): ascorbase

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