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Postepy biochemii

[Peroxisomes--functions and disturbances in human metabolism].


PMID 21913419

Abstract

Peroxisomes, classical compartments of eucaryotic cells have significant functions in cellular metabolism, which beta-oxidation fatty acids and detoxification of H2O2 are the most important biochemical process. Defects in genes encoding for peroxisomal proteins result in biochemical malfunctioning of these organelles and constitute base for severe human's inherited diseases. This article presents the most important aspects concerning peroxisomal biogenesis, biochemical functions and their disturbance.

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