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(Chemistry) (modifier) another term for oxidation-reduction
[C20: from red(uction) + ox(idation)]


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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Heavy metal pollutants found in the soil can cause their deleterious effects by one of four ways [3,4]: 1) These heavy metals can undergo redox cycling and in the process lead to oxyradical production which then causes oxidative stress in soil organisms, 2) they can bind directly to sulfhydryl groups of proteins and lead to protein inactivation and denaturation, 3) they can bind to intracellular glutathione (GSH) or antioxidant enzymes (e.
The most notable ways in which PQQ protects the brain from aging are related to its powerful redox cycling abilities.
In view of the structural similarities between NOS and P450 reductase, these have been investigated for the capacity of NOS to reduce the hypoxic cytotoxin tirapazamine, the anti-tumour agent doxorubicin, and also the redox cycling compound menadione.
Xcytrin represents a novel agent that is believed to work through a unique mechanism of action involving futile redox cycling, a process that disrupts cellular metabolism and generates reactive oxygen species, an important cellular signal for apoptosis or programmed cell death.