name: peroxiredoxin activity
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def: "Catalysis of the reaction: 2 R'-SH + ROOH = R'-S-S-R' + H2O + ROH." [EC:22.214.171.124, RHEA:10008]
comment: Includes redox chemistry as part of the catalytic reaction (2 R'-SH = R'-S-S-R'), where R' refers to peroxiredoxin itself). Not to be confused with GO:0004601 (peroxidase activity, EC:126.96.36.199), which has a different reaction mechanism.
synonym: "AhpC activity" NARROW 
synonym: "alkyl hydroperoxide reductase C22 activity" NARROW 
synonym: "PRDX activity" EXACT 
synonym: "Prx activity" EXACT 
synonym: "thiol-containing-reductant:hydroperoxide oxidoreductase activity" RELATED [EC:188.8.131.52]
is_a: GO:0016209 ! antioxidant activity
is_a: GO:0016684 ! oxidoreductase activity, acting on peroxide as acceptor
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