Term Information [More information on antioxidant activity]

Accession
GO:0016209
Name
antioxidant activity
Ontology
molecular_function
Synonyms
None
Definition
Inhibition of the reactions brought about by dioxygen (O2) or peroxides. Usually the antioxidant is effective because it can itself be more easily oxidized than the substance protected. The term is often applied to components that can trap free radicals, thereby breaking the chain reaction that normally leads to extensive biological damage. Source: ISBN:0198506732
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0016209 at QuickGO
Subset
gosubset_prok
goslim_pir
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Ancestors of antioxidant activity (GO:0016209)
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antioxidant activity [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
antioxidant activity [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) response to stimulus (GO:0050896)
antioxidant activity [Inferred occurs_in relation] occurs_in (inferred) material anatomical entity (CARO:0000006)
antioxidant activity [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) response to chemical (GO:0042221)
antioxidant activity [Inferred occurs_in relation] occurs_in (inferred) anatomical structure (CARO:0000003)
antioxidant activity [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) response to toxic substance (GO:0009636)
antioxidant activity [Inferred occurs_in relation] occurs_in (inferred) cell (CL:0000000)
antioxidant activity [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cellular process (GO:0009987)
antioxidant activity [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) detoxification (GO:0098754)
antioxidant activity [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) cellular detoxification (GO:1990748)
antioxidant activity [part_of relation] part_of  cellular oxidant detoxification (GO:0098869)
antioxidant activity [is_a relation] is_a  molecular_function (GO:0003674)
Children of antioxidant activity (GO:0016209)
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glutathione dehydrogenase (ascorbate) activity (GO:0045174) [is_a relation] is_a  antioxidant activity
glutathione-disulfide reductase activity (GO:0004362) [is_a relation] is_a  antioxidant activity
peroxidase activity (GO:0004601) [is_a relation] is_a  antioxidant activity
peroxiredoxin activity (GO:0051920) [is_a relation] is_a  antioxidant activity
sulfiredoxin activity (GO:0032542) [is_a relation] is_a  antioxidant activity
superoxide dismutase activity (GO:0004784) [is_a relation] is_a  antioxidant activity
superoxide reductase activity (GO:0050605) [is_a relation] is_a  antioxidant activity
thioredoxin-disulfide reductase activity (GO:0004791) [is_a relation] is_a  antioxidant activity
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