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Enzymatic Activity that Protects the Cell from Damage

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Describe the enzymatic activities used by cells to protect themselves from oxidative damage.

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Oxidative stress is caused by an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen and a biological system's ability to readily detoxify the reactive intermediates. All forms of life maintain a reducing environment within their cells. This reducing environment is preserved by enzymes that maintain the reduced state through a constant input of metabolic energy. Disturbances in this normal redox state can cause toxic effects through the production of peroxides and free radicals ...

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