Chemistry of Reduction Reactions:
Many of the products of oxidative metabolism are substrates for reductive
reactions. This can result in redox cycling, with the balance of cofactors
and oxygen concentration ultimately deciding the position of the equilibrium.
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Enzymology of Reductive Metabolism:
Many of the enzymes involved in reductive reactions are the same as those involved
in oxidative reactions: