Antioxidant Properties & Function of Inositol and Inositol Phosphates
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A.K.M. Shamsuddin and Guang-Yu Yang
Inositol and its phosphates, specifically InsP6 have antioxidant properties, the
latter is a very strong antioxidant indeed. This is brought about by chelating iron
through the Fenton Reaction. The exact mechanism how inositol acts as an antioxidant
is not clear; however it could be by phosphorylation to inositol phosphates. Inositol
hexaphosphate-citrate, a new molecule has double the valence than InsP6; thus it offers
to be an even more powerful antioxidant. Owing to the antioxidant properties, these
molecules have important biological functions beneficial to human and animal health,
as well as industrial and environmental application.
Eutrophication, Fenton Reaction, Free radical, Haber-Weiss Reaction,
InsP6 citrate, lipid peroxidation, oxidants, reactive oxygen species, ROS, SOD,
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