Free radicals in biology and medicine

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Clarendon Press, 1985 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 346 pages
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"This latest edition has been comprehensively rewritten and updated (over 80% of the text is new), whilst maintaining the clarity of its predecessor. There is expanded coverage of isoprostanes and related compounds, mechanisms of oxidative damage to DNA and proteins (and the repair of such damage), the free radical theory of ageing and the roles played by reactive species in signal transduction, cell death, human reproduction, and other important biological events. Greater emphasis has also been placed on the methods available to measure reactive species and oxidative damage (and their potential pitfalls), as well as the importance of antioxidants in the human diet." "This book is recommended as a comprehensive introduction to the field for students, clinicians and researchers, and an invaluable companion to all those interested in the role of free radicals in the life and medical sciences."--BOOK JACKET.

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Oxygen is poisonousan introduction to oxygen toxicity
1
The chemistry of oxygen radicals and other oxygenderived
20
a radical chain reaction
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Professor Barry Halliwell, Department of Pharmacology, King's College, London. John M. C. Gutteridge, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal Brompton Hospital, London