Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Hans Nohl, Andrey V. Kozlov, Lars Gille, Katrin Staniek
    Pages 1-18
  3. Peter Schröder, Jean Krutmann
    Pages 19-31
  4. Tilman Grune, Peter Schröder, Hans K. Biesalski
    Pages 77-90
  5. Juan Sastre, Federico V. Pallardo, Jose Viña
    Pages 91-108
  6. Grzegorz Bartosz
    Pages 109-149
  7. Bente Riis, Henrik E. Poulsen
    Pages 151-175
  8. Diana Poppek, Tilman Grune
    Pages 177-201
  9. Back Matter

About this book

Introduction

Oxidative stress is one of the major symptoms accompanying physiological functions and numerous diseases. Oxidants and free radicals are connected with diseases such as cancer, diabetes, infectious, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases and also in the aging process itself. Therefore, comprehensive knowledge of the underlying mechanisms of oxidant and free radical production and the defence against this permanent threat to cells is important for the understanding of many physiological and pathophysiological processes. This book overviews the basic mechanisms of oxidant formation and antioxidant defences. In addition, the formation of oxidants and their detoxification, the damage of macromolecules and the major repair and removal systems will be highlighted.

Keywords

Antioxidants Biom Biomarker DNA repair Free radicals Oxidants Stress environment

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b98750
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22423-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31916-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1433-6855
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-8666
  • About this book