Bioscience Reports

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 3–8 | Cite as

Superoxide Production by the Mitochondrial Respiratory Chain

  • Julio F. Turrens


This mini-review describes the role of different mitochondrial components in the formation of reactive oxygen species under normal and pathological conditions and the effect of inhibitors and uncouplers on superoxide formation.

Mitochondria reactive oxygen species superoxide hydrogen peroxide superoxide dismutase catalase lipid peroxidation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julio F. Turrens
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of South AlabamaMobileUSA

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