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Reactive Oxygen Species in Biology and Human Health (Hardcover)

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Editor Ahmad compiles this volume on reactive oxygen species (ROS) in medicine, presented in seven sections. The very first chapter emphasizes the ambivalent role of ROS in the body, being crucial to many metabolic and signaling processes yet highly destructive in excess quantities, through the example of human ******. The first section as a whole discusses the sources of ROS inside and outside the body, as well as our detection methods for studying them and the antioxidant systems responsible for regulating them in vivo. Chapter seven becomes its own section, discussing the role of oxidative damage in brain iron accumulation disorders. Section three discusses other neurodegenerative disorders and the varying pathways through which ROS stress contribute to them. Sections four through six discuss ROS in the context of "big three" of autoimmune disease, cancers, and cardiovascular disease, respectively. Section seven, consuming nearly half the book, covers a selection of other diseases and biological processes with interesting connections to ROS including sickle cell disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, complications of diabetes, skin aging, viral cell death, addiction, organophosphate poisoning, fibromyalgia, several chapters on human ******, and epigenetics. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 543
Genre: Science, Medical
Sub-Genre: Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology, Life Sciences / Cytology, Pharmacology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2016
TCIN: 51320880
UPC: 9781498735452
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-1067
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