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glucose oxidase

 

Definition: an antibacterial flavoprotein enzyme, obtained from Penicillum notatum and other fungi, which is antibacterial only in the presence of glucose and oxygen, its effect being due to the oxidation of d-glucose to d-glucono-?-lactone, with the coconversion of O2 to H2O2; used in the preservation of food and in assays for glucose levels.

Synonym(s): glucose oxyhydrase, microcide

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