A Pioneer in the Field of Free Radical Biology – Dr. Joe McCord
What do Dr. Joe McCord ... along with Dr. Irwin Fridovich, of the enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD). What is superoxide dismutase or SOD? Wikipedia describes superoxide dismutases as “enzymes that catalyze the dismutation of superoxide into oxygen ...
The Liver: Helping Enzymes Help You!
But how does it do it?—With a little help from some ... A damaged enzyme may no longer work to catalyze a chemical reaction. Catalase is an enzyme in the liver that breaks down harmful hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water. When this reaction occurs ...
Enzymes Steer Toward High Substrate Concentrations
Enzyme ... of the substrate solution the researchers pumped into the device: Higher concentrations, on average, caused greater enzyme diffusion. Sen and Butler’s team didn’t observe this concentration-dependent diffusion when they inhibited catalase ...
10 amazing chemical reaction GIFs
The Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction is one of the more mysterious chemical reactions that can be easily ... but all aerobic (oxygen-breathing) organisms have an enzyme called catalase in their blood to break down excess hydrogen peroxide.
What Could a Rusty Old Bike & Your Cells Have in Common? Oxidative Stress
Catalase (CAT): Converts ... These selenium-containing enzymes help break down hydrogen peroxide and organic peroxides into alcohols, and are particularly abundant in your liver. As you can see, these powerful enzymes do a wonderful dance in your body ...