Catalase Activity and Red Cell Metabolism

  • John W. Eaton
  • Martin Boraas
  • Nina L. Etkin
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 28)


Catalase (H2O2:O2 oxidoreductase) is present in high concentrations in several tissues of the human body, among them the liver and the erythrocyte. Erythrocyte catalase is thought to mediate the detoxification of H2O2 in the following fashion (Deisseroth and Dounce, 1970):


Catalase Activity Pentose Phosphate Pathway DEAE Cellulose Sodium Ascorbate Minute Incubation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John W. Eaton
    • 1
  • Martin Boraas
    • 1
  • Nina L. Etkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anthropology, Division of Molecular AnthropologyWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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