Enzymes responsible for 'oxygen burst' – MCQ

Which of the following enzymes are responsible for generating ‘oxygen burst’ within neutrophils for killing intracellular bacteria?
A. Superoxide dismutase
B. Glutathione peroxidase
C. Oxidase
D. Catalase

Correct answer : C. Oxidase

  • NADPH oxidase is responsible for the ‘oxygen burst’ within neutrophils for killing intracellular bacteria
  • During the ‘oxygen burst’, there is an abrupt increase in oxygen consumption and increased synthesis of free radicals

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