Glossary term explanation

Lipid peroxidation

Oxidation is the chemical reaction of a substance with oxygen. Peroxidation is the extreme form of oxidation that results from free radicals’ stealing electrons from lipids, either in the cell membranes or in the lipoproteins.
The final product of lipid peroxidation is highly reactive malondialdehyde, a bio-marker for oxidative stress and damage.



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