reactive oxygen species metabolic process

id: GO:0072593
name: reactive oxygen species metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving a reactive oxygen species, any molecules or ions formed by the incomplete one-electron reduction of oxygen. They contribute to the microbicidal activity of phagocytes, regulation of signal transduction and gene expression, and the oxidative damage to biopolymers.

Child Functions

GO:0006801superoxide metabolic process
GO:0042743hydrogen peroxide metabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0044237cellular metabolic process