What are peroxidase?
- Include a brief description of the general type of reaction they catalyze.
- Describe a metabolic pathway from any organism (bacterium, plant, animal) that peroxidase is involved.
- Include the name of the specific peroxidase, the components of the reaction catalyzed by the peroxidase and the name of the organism.
I will use a number of sources for information about peroxidase enzymes - these will be cited with weblink when possible so you can look at the references yourself for further information.
A peroxidase (eg. EC 220.127.116.11) is an enzyme, which may contain heme, that catalyzes a reaction of the form:
ROOR' + electron donor (2 e-) + 2H+ → ROH + R'OH
For many of these enzymes the optimal substrate is hydrogen ...
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