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- adj. That causes peroxidation
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It's believed to protect their delicate tissues from peroxidative stress and other damage that might result from illness, UV sun radiation or exposure to toxic substances.
Santosa IE, Ram PC, Boamfa EI, Laarhoven LJ, Reuss J, et al. (2007) Patterns of peroxidative ethane emission from submerged rice seedlings indicate that damage from reactive oxygen species takes place during submergence and is not necessarily a post-anoxic phenomenon.
In Mycobacterium tuberculosis, KatG is the sole catalase and is also responsible for peroxidative activation of isoniazid, an anti-tuberculosis pro-drug.
In these ways NOS and NO act, under normal conditions, in an anti-inflammatory, anti-peroxidative and anti-oxidative capacity, protecting cells from oxidant induced cytotoxicity.