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A hemeprotein which catalyses the disproportionation of dihydrogen peroxide to O2, and water; it also catalyses the oxidation of other compounds , such as ethanol, by dihydrogen peroxide. Note. A non-hemeprotein containing a dinuclear managanese cluster with catalase activity is often called pseudocatalase.
PAC, 1997, 69, 1251 (Glossary of terms used in bioinorganic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1997)) on page 1262
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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