Functions of peroxisomes

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Functions of peroxisomes

Function Several of the oxidises are capable of combining oxygen with hydrogen ions from different intracellular chemicals to form hydrogen peroxide ( H2O2) . The hydrogen peroxide in turn is itself a highly oxidizing substance, and this is used in association with calalase, another oxidase enzyme present in large quantities in peroxisomes, to oxidize many substances that might otherwise be poisonous to the cell. For instance, about half the alcohol a person drinks is detoxified by the peroxisomes of the liver cells in this manner.

Category: Physiology

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