Oxidative stress: oxidants and antioxidants

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Academic Press, 1991 - Medical - 650 pages
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Life on earth utilizes oxygen and oxygen metabolites in energy conversion, and the constant generation of prooxidants is an essential attribute to aerobic life. This challenge is met by a system of antioxidants in order to maintain a steady state; a disturbance in the prooxidant/antioxidant system is defined as oxidative stress.**In recent years oxidants and antioxidants have attracted widespread interest in many scientific disciplines ranging from free radical chemistry to biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, toxicology, and medicine. This book highlights some of the fascinating research developments in the field, including occurrence of oxidants, defense against oxidants, processes and cell responses, and clinical aspects of oxidative stress. Occurrence of oxidants**Defense against oxidants**Processes and cell response**The role of research in the area of clinical medicine

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Oxygen radicals and air pollution
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UVA 320380 nm radiation as an oxidative stress
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Nonradical mechanisms for the oxidation
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Heinrich-Heine-Universitat, Dusseldorf, Germany

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