The Role of Free Radicals in Ischemic Injury and the Precondition Status

  • J. F. Koster
  • W. Sluiter
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 296)


This chapter is focused on the role of iron in the mechanism of ischemic injury and the possible involvement of free radicals in preconditioning. Various hypotheses have been proposed for the mechanism of preconditioning.


Ischemic Precondition Ischemic Insult Ischemic Period Cytosolic Calcium Concentration Reperfusion Damage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Koster
    • 1
  • W. Sluiter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry Cardiovascular Research Institute COEUR School of Medicine and Health SciencesErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

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