respiratory burst

id: GO:0045730
name: respiratory burst
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: A phase of elevated metabolic activity, during which oxygen consumption increases; this leads to the production, by an NADH dependent system, of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), superoxide anions and hydroxyl radicals.

Child Functions

GO:0002679respiratory burst involved in defense response
GO:0045729respiratory burst at fertilization

Parent Functions

GO:0008152metabolic process