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Superoxide anion

Superoxide anion, O2β€’-, is a free radical formed in a one-electron reduction of molecular oxygen (red bullet in the figure), yielding a negatively charged molecule with a single unpaired electron (blue bullet on the left). It is highly reactive with organic compounds, and its intracellular concentration is kept under control by superoxide dismutase.

Abbreviation: O2β€’-

Reference: Fridovich_1997_J Biol Chem

MitoPedia topics: Substrate and metabolite 

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