Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Werner Dubitzky, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Hiroki Yokota

Oxidative Stress

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9863-7_1254

Definition

Condition characterized by an imbalance between the concentration of ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) within a system and the system’s ability to consume ROS or repair damage caused by ROS.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical EngineeringGeorgia Institute of Technology and Emory UniversityAtlantaUSA