2 H2O2 => O2 + 2 H2O

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R-HSA-76031
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Species
Homo sapiens
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Hydrogen peroxide is generated in the course of peroxisomal fatty acid oxidation and purine catabolism, and is rapidly converted to water and molecular oxygen by the enzyme catalase. This enzyme is widely distributed in the body, but is especially abundant in liver, kidney, and red blood cells.

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
10656833 Active and inhibited human catalase structures: ligand and NADPH binding and catalytic mechanism.

Tainer, JA, Arvai, AS, Bourne, Y, Putnam, CD

J Mol Biol 2000
1999334 Acatalasemia.

Ogata, M

Hum Genet 1991
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Catalyst Activity

catalase activity of CAT tetramer [peroxisomal matrix]

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Rhea
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