Fenton Reaction

Figure 1. Schematic depicting the activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase. SOD converts two molecules of superoxide anion to form hydrogen peroxide and water. The hydrogen peroxide produced from this reaction can be further reduced by either catalase or glutathione peroxidase. Catalase converts two molecules of hydrogen peroxide to oxygen and water. Glutathione peroxidase converts hydrogen peroxide to two molecules of water using glutathione as a substrate. In addition, the reduction of hydrogen peroxide by catalase and glutathione peroxidase decreases the participation of hydrogen peroxide in the Fenton reaction, which can lead to the formation of hydroxyl radicals.

inflammatory (via the MAP kinase pathway), anti-apoptotic, and antioxidant properties [23-30]. The rapidly evolving data strongly suggest that HO-1-derived CO is the key mechanism by which HO-1 confers cytoprotection, and further work in this area holds tremendous potential for therapeutic strategies involving HO-1 and/or CO.

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