Chapter 4

Antioxidant Defense Systems

Carmen Cecilia Espíndola Díaz*


The enzymatic and non-enzymatic reaction mechanisms of primary and secondary defense systems developed by cells to diminish the effects caused by overproduction of reactive oxygen species-ROS as a metabolic response to the damaging effects from endogenous and environmental factors are presented here. Enzymatic reaction mechanisms developed by plants as an antioxidant defense system are also presented.

Total Pages: 94-143 (50)

Purchase Chapter  Book Details