Homocysteine Inhibits Hydrogen Peroxide Breakdown by Catalase

Catalase, an antioxidant enzyme responsible for degradation of hydrogen peroxide, is protective in many diseases. The amino-acid homocysteine has been suggested to be a pro-oxidant with elevated levels linked to the oxidative stress seen in Alzheimer’s and other diseases. This study shows that homocysteine inhibits the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide by… CONTINUE READING