Structure & function:

→ Cellular storehouses of metabolic enzymes.

→ Matrix = Nearly 50 enzymes catalyzing various metabolic reactions.

→ Enzymes: Catalase & urate oxidase (Uric acid oxidase).

→ Function: Alcohol detoxification, H2O2 degradation (catalase) & other harmful compounds in Liver

→ Oxidation of long & very long chain fatty acids.

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