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Details for antioxidant activity
Gene ontology ID
GO:0016209
Definition
Inhibition of the reactions brought about by dioxygen (O2) or peroxides. Usually the antioxidant is effective because it can itself be more easily oxidized than the substance protected. The term is often applied to components that can trap free radicals, thereby breaking the chain reaction that normally leads to extensive biological damage
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1. ISBN 0198506732
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