The “Push-Pull Mechanism”

Protection against Site-Specific and Transition Metal-Mediated Damage
  • Mordechai Chevion
  • Ben-Zhan Zhu
  • Eduard Berenshtein
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 296)


Molecular oxygen (O2) probably appeared on the Earth’s surface about 2 × 109 years ago as a result of photosynthetic microorganisms acquiring the ability to split water. Oxygen is now the most abundant element in the biosphere. Its concentration in dry air has risen to 21%. Iron is the second most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust whereas copper is more scarce.


Free Radical Reperfusion Injury Xanthine Oxidase Coronary Flow Metal Binding Site 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mordechai Chevion
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ben-Zhan Zhu
    • 1
  • Eduard Berenshtein
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cellular BiochemistryHebrew University Hadassah Schools of Medicine and Dental MedicineJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Hebrew University — Hadassah Medical SchoolJerusalemIsrael

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