Molecular Basis for Oxidative Stress Induced by Environmental Toxicants in Nematodes

  • Dayong Wang


Oxidative stress plays an important role in the toxicity induction of environmental toxicants or stresses in nematodes. Usually, this is the first cellular mechanism needed to be clarified for the toxicity formation of certain environmental toxicants or stresses. We here systematically introduced both the molecular machinery for the activation of oxidative stress and the response signals with the functions to defend against the oxidative stress in nematodes. Moreover, we explained the molecular basis for the induction of oxidative stress in nematodes exposed to environmental toxicants.


Molecular basis Oxidative stress Environmental toxicant Caenorhabditis elegans 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dayong Wang
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  1. 1.School of MedicineSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina

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