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20.pi.biodegradation.10

20.pi.biodegradation.10 - Biodegradation Reactions Phase I...

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Biodegradation Reactions – Phase I Introduction to Biodegradation Reactions Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenases Examples of P450-Catalyzed Reactions Hydrolases Summary and Conclusions
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I. Introduction to Biodegradation Reactions Oxidation – loss of electrons or gain of oxygen bonds. Reduction – gain of electrons or loss of oxygen bonds. Hydrolysis – reaction with water (a nucleophile).
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Role of Biodegradation in Homeostasis Homeostasis – an organism’s ability to maintain stable internal conditions although the outside world is continuously changing. Hepatic biodegradation – maintains homeostasis during exposure to small foreign molecules (pesticides, drugs, etc.). Immune system – maintains homeostasis during exposure to large foreign molecules (proteins, etc.) and small organisms (bacteria, viruses).
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General Strategy and Benefits Reactions often directly detoxify a chemical.
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