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hydrogenase

Pronunciation: hi'dro-jen-as, hi-droj'e-nas

Definition:

  1. Any enzyme that removes a hydride ion (or H:-) from NADH (or NADPH).
  2. The enzyme that catalyzes the reaction of 2H+ with ferricytochrome or ferredoxin to generate H2.

Synonym(s): hydrogenlyase

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