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Information on EC 1.11.1.6 - catalase

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     1 Oxidoreductases
         1.11 Acting on a peroxide as acceptor
             1.11.1 Peroxidases
                1.11.1.6 catalase
IUBMB Comments
A hemoprotein. A manganese protein containing MnIII in the resting state, which also belongs here, is often called pseudocatalase. The enzymes from some organisms, such as Penicillium simplicissimum, can also act as a peroxidase (EC 1.11.1.7) for which several organic substances, especially ethanol, can act as a hydrogen donor. Enzymes that exhibit both catalase and peroxidase activity belong under EC 1.11.1.21, catalase-peroxidase.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
Synonyms
cat-1, catalase a, manganese catalase, polyethylene glycol-catalase, catalase-1, catpo, cat-a, haem catalase, ab-catalase, catalase p, more
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LITERATURE
2 H2O2 = O2 + 2 H2O
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