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a. oxidation by exposure to atmospheric oxygen
b. oxidation that will only occur when another oxidation reaction is taking place in the same system


(ɔˌtɒk sɪˈdeɪ ʃən)

the oxidation of a compound by exposure to air.
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In hyperhomocysteinaemia, homocysteine undergo autooxidation and produces reactive oxygen species.
Browning and autooxidation reactions will proceed during frozen storage to affect flavor, appearance, and nutritional quality of salmon.
Previous studies have proposed that T2DM causes autooxidation of glucose, the production of polyalcohols and glycosylation products, dyslipidemia, and low-level inflammation [16-18].
In the hyperglycemic state, the autooxidation of glucose generates reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation with consequent reduction in the bioavailability of nitric oxide (NO) leading to oxidative damage and cytotoxicity [7].
Stich, "Clastogenic activity of caffeic acid and its relationship to hydrogen peroxide generated during autooxidation," Mutation Research, vol.
Effects of [alpha]- and I3-tocopherols on the autooxidation of purified sunflower triacylglycerols.
For example, SPME coatings were able to rapidly stabilize highly reactive metabolites (i.e., eicosanoids) formed in vivo and prevented their autooxidation during storage (Bessonneau et al.
Antioxidative properties of xanthan on the autooxidation of soybean oil in cyclodextrin emulsion.
This is of particular importance in the case of venison, as research conducted by many authors [33] indicated that meat with a higher heme pigment content produces more hydrogen peroxide ([H.sub.2][O.sub.2]) during oxymyoglobin autooxidation than meat with fewer heme pigments.
Oil deterioration is known to occur by various causes, including autooxidation if the oil component absorbs oxygen.
After trypsinizing and counting the cells, 50 mg/mL butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) was added to stop autooxidation. The hexane layer of supernatant was then collected, vacuum-dried, and stored at -80[degrees]C before analysis with HPLC.