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.
A non-hemeprotein containing a dinuclear managanese @CT06769@ with catalase activity is often called pseudocatalase.
PAC, 1997, 69, 1251. 'Glossary of terms used in bioinorganic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1997)' on page 1262 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199769061251)