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Quinone toxicity: involvement of reactive oxygen species.

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posted on 2023-05-03, 12:48 authored by Rex Munday
Quinones are widely distributed in the environment, as essential compounds in cellular metabolism, as drugs, and as pollutants. They are also present in many plant-based foodstuffs. Quinones undergo redox cycling in the presence of reducing agents, generating “reactive oxygen species”, such as superoxide radical, hydrogen peroxide and hydroxyl radical. This book chapter reviews the involvement of such species in the harmful and beneficial effects of quinones.

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© 2017 CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, an Informa Group company

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  • English

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CRC Press

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Hydrogen peroxide metabolism in human health and disease

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9781498776158

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Munday, R. (2018). Quinone toxicity: involvement of reactive oxygen species. In M. C. M. Vissers, M. Hampton, & A. J. Kettle (Eds.), Hydrogen peroxide metabolism in human health and disease. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

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