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Oxidative Stress and Cardiorespiratory Function

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 832)

Also part of the Neuroscience and Respiration book sub series (NR, volume 832)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. G. Delgado, R. Siekmeier, T. B. Grammer, B. O. Boehm, W. März, M. E. Kleber
    Pages 9-14
  3. M. E. Kleber, R. Siekmeier, G. Delgado, T. B. Grammer, B. R. Winkelmann, H. Scharnagl et al.
    Pages 15-23
  4. B. Narotzki, A. Z. Reznick, T. Mitki, D. Aizenbud, Y. Levy
    Pages 25-33
  5. D. Mokra, I. Tonhajzerova, H. Pistekova, Z. Visnovcova, A. Drgova, J. Mokry et al.
    Pages 35-43
  6. Z. Visnovcova, D. Mokra, P. Mikolka, M. Mestanik, A. Jurko, M. Javorka et al.
    Pages 45-50
  7. A. Brzecka, M. Pawelec-Winiarz, A. Teplicki, P. Piesiak, R. Jankowska
    Pages 51-57
  8. D. Mokra, A. Drgova, M. Petras, J. Mokry, M. Antosova, A. Calkovska
    Pages 59-67
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 69-69

About this book


Cardiorespiratory function is prominently affected by oxidative stress. Cigarette smoking is the archetype of oxidative and nitrative stress and free radical formation. New adverse effects of smoking keep on propping up in research. The chapters provide the comprehensive view of new developments in this area regarding cardiovascular and lung function and muscle catabolism. Alterations in inflammatory cytokines and proteins as well as degradation of muscle proteins due to smoking, by far unrecognized, caused by oxidative stress also are presented. Much less is known about the effect of cognitive stress on vagally-mediated cardiorespiratory function and surprisingly, on vagal immune pathway. The experimental studies also show that clinically important meconium aspiration syndrome contains an oxidative trait which is amenable to antioxidative treatment. This volume creates a source of information on the damaging role of oxidative stress in cardiorespiratory function that has by far not been available.


Aging Atrogin-1 Autonomic nervous system Cardiovascular complications Cigarette smoke Erythrocytes Heart rate Hemostasis Inflammation Lung injury Meconium aspiration Oral peroxidases Oxidative hemolysis Plaque stability Polysomnography Protein carbonyls Respiratory insufficiency

Editors and affiliations

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PsychologyOpole UniversityPoland

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