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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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Effects of [alpha]- and I3-tocopherols on the autooxidation of purified sunflower triacylglycerols.
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.
Involvement of the superoxide anion radical in the autooxidation of pyrogallol and a convenient assay for superoxide dismutase.
They have found that chlorpromazine destabilized and increased the autooxidation of hemoglobin, induced activation of caspase 3, increased phosphatase PTP-1B activity, and, markedly, influenced the ATP and reduced glutathione levels, with subsequent exposure of phosphatidylserine at the erythrocyte surface.
They exhibit catalytic effects and participate in different reactions in the autooxidation process.
Fridovich: The role of superoxide anion in the autooxidation of epinephrine and simple assay for superoxide dismutase.
Implication of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of diabetes is suggested, not only by oxygen free-radical generation, but also due to nonenzymatic protein glycosylation, autooxidation of glucose, impaired glutathione metabolism, alteration in antioxidant enzymes, lipid peroxides formation, and decreased ascorbic acid levels.
SOD in the brain homogenate was assessed using modified pyrogallol autooxidation method initially described by Marklund and Marklund [27].