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Mesh term Oxidation-Reduction

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Chemical Phenomena
Energy Metabolism

Description

A chemical reaction in which an electron is transferred from one molecule to another. The electron-donating molecule is the reducing agent or reductant; the electron-accepting molecule is the oxidizing agent or oxidant. Reducing and oxidizing agents function as conjugate reductant-oxidant pairs or redox pairs (Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry, 1982, p471).


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Electron Transport
Lipid Peroxidation
Oxidative Coupling


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