Haber-Weiss reaction

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Haber-Weiss reaction


Definition An intracellular event that generates • OH–hydroxyl radicals from H2O2–hydrogen peroxide and superoxide–•O2.

H2O2 + •O2– = OH• + OH– + O2

Comment The Haber-Weiss reaction occurs when superoxide dismutase and catalases are overwhelmed and cannot degrade the superoxides, peroxides, and other toxic free radicals in tissues. 

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haber%E2%80%93Weiss_reaction


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