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Category:GO:0016209 ! antioxidant activity

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DAG for GO:0016209id: GO:0016209

name: antioxidant activity
namespace: molecular_function
def: "Inhibition of the reactions brought about by dioxygen (O2) or peroxides. Usually the antioxidant is effective because it can itself be more easily oxidized than the substance protected. The term is often applied to components that can trap free radicals, thereby breaking the chain reaction that normally leads to extensive biological damage." [ISBN:0198506732]
subset: goslim_metagenomics
subset: goslim_pir
is_a: GO:0003674 ! molecular_function
relationship: part_of: GO:0098869 ! cellular oxidant detoxification
intersection_of: GO:0003674 ! molecular_function
intersection_of: part_of GO:0098869 ! cellular oxidant detoxification

AmiGO <GOterm>GO:0016209</GOterm>
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