lipid peroxidation

Aubrey de Grey ag24 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Sat Jun 12 07:54:20 EST 1999


Bob wrote:

> >Roughly, peroxidation of a molecule is the incorporation of oxygen into
> >it whereas oxidation of a molecule is the removal of electrons from it.
>
> I thought incorporating oxygen into a molecule was called "oxygenation"?

Yes, that's the general term for incorporating oxygen into a molecule.  I
could equally have written "peroxidation is a form of oxygenation whereas
oxidation isn't".

Aubrey de Grey




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