Reactive Oxygen Species in Biological Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Reactive Oxygen Species in Biological Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach

by Carol Colton
     
 

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) which include free radicals, peroxides, singlet oxygen, ozone, and nitrogen monoxide and dioxide free radicals, is an area of intense research. This volume covers (1) the destruction of cellular function by ROS resulting in pathological states; (2) the protection by ROS of an organism against invading organisms that cause infections;

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Reactive oxygen species (ROS) which include free radicals, peroxides, singlet oxygen, ozone, and nitrogen monoxide and dioxide free radicals, is an area of intense research. This volume covers (1) the destruction of cellular function by ROS resulting in pathological states; (2) the protection by ROS of an organism against invading organisms that cause infections; and (3) the role of ROS in normal physiological processes. Designed for beginning graduate students, this book gives a concise overview of the field.

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Presents recent findings in the field of reactive oxygen species (ROS). After an introduction on the history and chemistry of ROS, sections cover general biochemistry and molecular biology, nitrogen reactive species, environmental and internal pro- and antioxidants, ROS in specific tissues, and pathological states and aging. Specific topics include the importance of stratospheric ozone, antioxidants in nutrition, melatonin as an antioxidant, Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease, oxidation of proteins in aging, and the role of ROS in programed cell death. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781475781908
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
Pages:
708
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.06(d)

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