About the book
The cell, which has been optimized for current conditions in the evolution process, has developed many mechanisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions. This adaptation mechanism in the cell is called homeostasis. Every cell needs the support of cellular components to maintain its vitality in a balanced way. Peroxisomes play a leading role in the fight against oxidative stress, which has recently become more and more popular and is one of the most vital compartments in the cell. Catalase, one of the oldest and most well-known actors of antioxidant defense, is located in the peroxisome. As it is known, catalase is an important enzyme that degrades hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) molecules into H2O and O2. If catalase and other components fail in their functions, H2O2 in the cell attacks all molecular forms. As a result, cellular homeostasis will be impaired and, in some cases, apoptosis will be inevitable. Even if apoptosis does not occur, DNA molecules are damaged excessively by oxidized molecules (such as H2O2), and mutations that can cause cancer to occur. Considering the current projection, it is very important to understand the peroxisome and its structural elements.
This book is intended to increase the depth of knowledge about peroxisome and to challenge the old and templated perspectives towards related phenomena.