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Lipid Peroxides MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Lipid Peroxides
Tree Number(s)
D01.248.497.158.685.750.637
D01.339.431.374.637
D01.650.550.750.600
D02.389.338.450
D10.440
Unique ID
D008054
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008054
Scope Note
Peroxides produced in the presence of a free radical by the oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids in the cell in the presence of molecular oxygen. The formation of lipid peroxides results in the destruction of the original lipid leading to the loss of integrity of the membranes. They therefore cause a variety of toxic effects in vivo and their formation is considered a pathological process in biological systems. Their formation can be inhibited by antioxidants, such as vitamin E, structural separation or low oxygen tension.
Entry Term(s)
Fatty Acid Hydroperoxide
Fatty Acid Hydroperoxides
Lipid Hydroperoxide
Lipid Peroxide
Lipoperoxide
Lipoperoxides
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QU 85
Previous Indexing
Lipids (1966-1979)
Peroxides (1966-1979)
Public MeSH Note
80
History Note
80
Date Established
1980/01/01
Date of Entry
1979/02/21
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Lipid Peroxides Preferred
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