Reactive Oxygen Species in Biological Systems

An Interdisciplinary Approach

  • Daniel L. Gilbert
  • Carol A. Colton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert E. Huie, P. Neta
      Pages 33-73
  3. General Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Cecilia Giulivi, Alberto Boveris, Enrique Cadenas
      Pages 77-102
    3. Mordechai Chevion, Eduard Berenshtein, Ben-Zhan Zhu
      Pages 103-131
    4. Beatriz González-Flecha, Bruce Demple
      Pages 133-153
    5. John F. Valentine, Harry S. Nick
      Pages 173-187
    6. John M. C. Gutteridge, Barry Halliwell
      Pages 189-218
  4. Nitrogen Reactive Species

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Nicolas J. Guzman, Bismark Amoah-Apraku
      Pages 221-243
    3. David A. Wink, Martin Feelisch, Yoram Vodovotz, Jon Fukuto, Matthew B. Grisham
      Pages 245-291
    4. James B. Mitchell, Murali C. Krishna, Amram Samuni, Angelo Russo, Stephen M. Hahn
      Pages 293-313
  5. Environmental Pro- and Antioxidants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Daniel B. Menzel, Dianne M. Meacher
      Pages 335-366
    3. Catherine Rice-Evans, Saimar Arif
      Pages 367-393
  6. Internal Pro- and Antioxidants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. Dale A. Parks, Kelly A. Skinner, Sidhartha Tan, Henry B. Skinner
      Pages 397-420
    3. Patrik Andrée, Gustav Dallner, Lars Ernster
      Pages 453-477
  7. Specific Tissues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479
    2. C. Jacyn Baker, Elizabeth W. Orlandi
      Pages 481-501
    3. Alberto Boveris, Enrique Cadenas
      Pages 557-567
    4. Carol A. Colton, Daniel L. Gilbert
      Pages 569-589
  8. Pathological States and Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 591-591
    2. Gerald Cohen
      Pages 593-608
    3. Robert H. Brown Jr.
      Pages 639-655
    4. Earl R. Stadtman, Barbara S. Berlett
      Pages 657-675
  9. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 677-677
    2. Daniel L. Gilbert, Carol A. Colton
      Pages 679-695
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 697-707

About this book


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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Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel L. Gilbert
    • 1
  • Carol A. Colton
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institutes of HealthBethesda
  2. 2.Georgetown University Medical SchoolWashington, D.C.

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