Hemoglobin Is Not a Biological Fenton Reagent
Keywords:Fe(IV); Ferryl iron; Hemoglobin; Hydrogen peroxide; Hydroxyl radical; Thiourea; Urate
Hemoglobin has been reported to be a biological Fenton reagent, as a consequence of oxidations believed to be produced by hydroxyl radicals. These hydroxyl radicals were thought to be generated from the reaction of hemoglobin with hydrogen peroxide. However, the oxidations that were observed were in fact due to the generation of a strongly oxidizing iron (IV) ferryl species, and not due to hydroxyl radicals.
(First online: March 1, 2022)
How to Cite
Submission of an original manuscript to the Journal will be taken to mean that it represents original work not previously published; that it is not being considered elsewhere for publication; that the author(s) agrees to assign copyright to the Journal upon acceptance for publication in the Journal, and if accepted for publication, it will be published in the digital format (PDF) and/or in print and it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, for commercial purposes, in any language, without the consent of the Publisher.