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molybdenum cofactor

Pronunciation: mo-lib'de-num

Definition: a complex of molybdenum and molybdopterin required for a number of enzymes. A deficiency of this cofactor will result in lower activities of sulfite oxidase, xanthine dehydrogenase, and aldehyde oxidase causing elevated levels of sulfite, thiosulfite, xanthine, etc.

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