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Lipid Peroxides

"Lipid Peroxides" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Peroxides produced in the presence of a free radical by the oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids in the cell in the presence of molecular oxygen. The formation of lipid peroxides results in the destruction of the original lipid leading to the loss of integrity of the membranes. They therefore cause a variety of toxic effects in vivo and their formation is considered a pathological process in biological systems. Their formation can be inhibited by antioxidants, such as vitamin E, structural separation or low oxygen tension.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Lipid Peroxides" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Lipid Peroxides" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 46 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 1998
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