Age pigments: role of iron and copper salts in the formation of fluorescent lipid complexes.

@article{Gutteridge1984AgePR,
  title={Age pigments: role of iron and copper salts in the formation of fluorescent lipid complexes.},
  author={John M C Gutteridge},
  journal={Mechanisms of ageing and development},
  year={1984},
  volume={25 1-2},
  pages={205-14}
}
Free radicals which abstract hydrogen atoms from unsaturated fatty acids initiate lipid autoxidation. Transition metal ions, however, usually stimulate lipid autoxidation by decomposing peroxides to release active radicals which can then initiate further autoxidation. Lipid peroxides produced in vivo, both enzymically and non-enzymically, are probably… CONTINUE READING