free radical inactivator
free radical inactivatorAny molecule that reduces free radical-induced damage, including ceruloplasmin, cysteine, glutathione, superoxide dismutase, transferrin, vitamin E and d-penicillamine.
Superoxide dismutase is the major “scavenger” enzyme, which catalyses the reduction of reactive oxygen species to O2 and H2O; free radical production by endothelial cells during coronary artery ischaemia, which is inculpated in myocytolysis, may be reduced in experimental systems by pre-treatment with superoxide dismutase.
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