Free Radical Scavenging
Harmful free radicals such as superoxide anion (an ROS) hydroxyl, alkoxyl, and peroxyl radicals are produced in various tissues because of the partial reduction of some oxygen molecules in the mitochondria. In various tissues (liver, lung, brain) an electron transport chain from NADPH to water occurs (with insertion of one oxygen atom into xenobiotic substrates) that use cytochrome P450 as the electron acceptor. Here futile recycling of electrons in the absence of substrates produces the superoxide
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