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Substances affecting metabolism of carcinogens

Substances affecting metabolism of carcinogens

You may hear about “antioxidant.” It is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, leading to chain reactions that may damage cells.

Oxidation is one the important chemical reaction during metabolism. In this video, Prof. Chen will explain how these substances affect metabolism of carcinogens.

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