• O2-
German: Superoxid
Japanese: スーパーオキシド

Chemistry. A highly reactive radical produced when oxygen (O2) is reduced by a single electron. In living organisms, superoxide dismutase protects the cell from the deleterious effects of superoxides by adding another electron gaining peroxide. Furthermore, a

high level of superoxide formation by the enzyme NADPH oxidase is a primary host

defence mechanism against microorganisms during respiratory burst.

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