Oxidative stress and superoxide dismutase in schizophrenia.

@article{Khan1997OxidativeSA,
  title={Oxidative stress and superoxide dismutase in schizophrenia.},
  author={N. S. Khan and I. Das},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  year={1997},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={
          418S
        }
}
Oxyradicals are chemical species with an unpaired electron in one of their orbits. Production of oxyradicals occurs throughout the body during cellular metabolism [l]. A complex antioxidant system exists to regulate levels of oxyradicals as excessive production or ineffective removal can result in cellular damage. The antioxidant enzymes present indude superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione pgroxidase (GPx) and catalase (CAT). SOD dismutates superoxide (*a-) to yield hydrogen peroxide (H202… Expand
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