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Prof. Matilde Maiorino University of Padova, Italy

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Matilde Maiorino is Professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Molecular Medicine of the University of Padova, Italy. She has contributed to the discovery, biochemical characterization and definition of the physiological functions of the selenoenzyme Phospholipid Hydroperoxide Glutathione Peroxidase (PHGPx), one of the eight glutathione peroxidases (GPxs) of mammals (also... read morenamed GPx4, now classified E.C.1.11.1.12). She has published extensively in the field of oxidative damage, and mechanisms of protection using kinetic studies and molecular biology as tools to understand the functional diversification and physiological role of GPxs.