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I understand that hydrogen peroxide is produced in an anomalous manner during mitochondrial respiration, which also produces other by-products or free radicals. Does anyone know the details of the specific reaction in which hydrogen peroxide is formed and what is the normal product(s) of the reaction?

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  • $\begingroup$ The normal product of mitochondrial respiration is water. Perhaps "incomplete reduction" would be a better phrase than "unpaired reduction". $\endgroup$ – Victor Chubukov May 7 '17 at 20:12
  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps rare, but I think that's exactly what cytochrome c oxidase does. $\endgroup$ – Victor Chubukov May 7 '17 at 20:12
  • $\begingroup$ I found your question unclear, which is why I have voted to close it. I do not think merely asking about the product is sufficient to justify it so I have changed it to ask for the details of the reaction (which will include the product). $\endgroup$ – David May 7 '17 at 22:53
  • $\begingroup$ I'm sorry but I have modified the question to make it more comprehensive. If you can expand your answer, with links to supporting references, please do so. $\endgroup$ – David May 7 '17 at 23:00

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