Peroxidase (POD) (EC 126.96.36.199) is present in animals, plants and microorganisms. POD plays a role in several biological processes. It uses hydrogen peroxide in the oxidation of various compounds including phenols and amines, and also eliminates toxicity by removing hydrogen peroxide.
Peroxidases are very important enzymes, functioning as preventive antioxidants by removing peroxides from the blood, as quality markers for pre-harvest or during post-harvest storage, and preventing the oxidation of phenolic compounds that causes blackening or browning reactions in fruits and vegetables.
Peroxidase Activity Assay Kit is a ready-to-use, easy, and reproducible assay to calculate the activity of the POD in a wide variety of samples including plants, bacteria and biological fluids.