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Hydrogen Peroxide May Signal Wound-healing in the Body

Posted: June 4, 2009

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"Our lungs are supposed to be sterile; our guts are anything but," Mitchison said in the news release. "It's very logical that both those tissues produce hydrogen peroxide all the time. Perhaps in conditions like asthma, the lung epithelia is producing too much hydrogen peroxide because it's chronically irritated, which, if our findings translate to humans, would explain inappropriate levels of white blood cells. This is certainly a question worth pursuing."

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