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Catalase Experiment

Post by pokadot » Tue May 16, 2006 3:59 pm

hi wondering if any one can help, i conducted an exp on catalase breaking up h2o2 into h2o and oxygen in different tissues

the kidney had a higher rate of reaction than i hypothesized it to be the liver
are there any other molecules/substances that can react with the H2O2 and if so what

also there was a small reaction rate with muscle and heart tissue, meaning there are few catalase enzymes in them tissues, does any one know why there are only a few, how they get there and is catalase needed in those tissues.

thanx vry much

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Post by pokadot » Tue May 16, 2006 4:07 pm

any more molecules in the kidney for first Q

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Post by victor » Wed May 17, 2006 2:19 pm

Hydrogen peroxyde's reaction occurs doesn't mean that the tissues that you use contains catalase. Catalase is just enzyme that speeds up the reaction, not the substrate that react with Hydrogen peroxyde.
So, I can say that those little reaction with some commonly catalase uncontained tissues is due to sume substrate inside it (as we know that H2O2 is an oxydator)
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