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What is the optimum temperature for catalase?

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The optimum temperature for catalase is 37 degrees Celsius. Catalase is an enzyme or a kind of protein. It quickens the process of harmful hydrogen peroxide breaking into harmless components of water and oxygen.

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Many human cells produce hydrogen peroxide as a byproduct. Being toxic, hydrogen peroxide can cause harm to cells, resulting in their death. Catalase is not affected in any way during the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. Found in the human liver, catalase works best in a neutral pH environment.

Before the production of cheese in food manufacturing, the hydrogen peroxide in milk is removed by using catalase. To ensure fabrics are free from hydrogen peroxide, catalase is used in textile manufacturing.

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