Shelly | November 23, 2022

Humans and other animals produce hydrogen peroxide, a short-lived result of metabolic processes that are damaging to cells. Catalase is present in all living things that breathe oxygen, it is an enzyme that quickly catalyzes the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide into less reactive elements like gaseous oxygen and water molecules. One molecule of catalase can convert 40 million molecules of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen each second, making it one of the enzymes with the greatest turnover rates.

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