Free Radical Control

Andrew Paterson ahp at cix.compulink.co.uk
Wed Nov 23 15:46:41 EST 1994


Today, a great deal of the popular nutritional publications are focusing 
on free radical attack as a cause of a host of diseases, from cancer to 
aging. What is often overlooked is that the cell produces many of its own 
free radicals that are essential in its metabolism, including hydrogen 
peroxide in the peroxisomes. The H2O2 is isolated in the peroxisomes to 
prevent it damaging other parts of the cell, and I understand that when 
the oxygen molecule is split apart the singlet oxygen atoms bind to the 
enzyme responsible until oxidation can take place. Any comments on other 
free radical controlling mechanisms?

Andrew Paterson                 ahp at cix.compulink.co.uk



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