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(Chemistry) (modifier) another term for oxidation-reduction
[C20: from red(uction) + ox(idation)]
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a chemical reaction between two substances in which one substance is oxidized and the other reduced.
Also called redox.
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Noun1.redox - a reversible chemical reaction in which one reaction is an oxidation and the reverse is a reduction
chemical reaction, reaction - (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others; "there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water"
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Glutathione-peroxidase (GPX) activity was measured by detecting the oxidating state of NADPH at 340 nm according to the method used by Flohe and Gunzler [27].
Recently, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, like physiological second messengers in signal transduction, ROS function in various cellular processes via oxidating sulfhydryl (SH) groups of cysteine residues in protein kinases including protein kinase A (PKA) [136], protein kinase C (PKC) [137], protein kinase D (PKD) [138], receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) [139], and Ca/calmodulin independent protein kinase II (CaMKII) [140] and then activated protein kinases phosphorylate their target proteins which are involved in different cellular signaling mechanisms (Figure 8).
"If I walk into a kitchen and I see my bag 'oxidating,' I take it off the shelf," McDonaldBartl says.