Free Radicals as Mediators of Tissue Injury

  • Rolando Del Maestro
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Abstract

Free radical mechanisms have been associated with a large number of disease states, such as, inflammation, ischemiareperfusion injury, neoplasia, and aging. The elucidation of the mechanisms by which individual free radical species mediate tissue injury will further our understanding of both normal development and disease. The foci of this review are to: (1) identify the sources of free radicals in a number of disease states; (2) assess the enzymatic and nonenzymatic systems operative; and (3) review the free radical induced injury seen.

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Lipase Selenium NADH Catecholamine Cardiol 

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