Antioxidant role of dehydroascorbic acid reductase in insects

Clinton B. Summers, Gary W. Felton

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Dehydroascorbic acid reductase, which catalyses the regeneration of ascorbic acid from dehydroascorbic acid, is reported here to occur widely among insects. Due to the reported absence of glutathione peroxidase in insects and the generally low affinity of catalase for hydrogen peroxide, dehydroascorbic acid reductase may play a pivotal role in the elimination of hydrogen peroxide in insects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalBBA - General Subjects
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 13 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology


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