Oxidative stress detection: what for? Part II

B Palmieri, V Sblendorio
European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences  
Oxygen-free radicals, more generally known as reactive oxygen species (ROS) along with nitrogen species (RNS) are well recognised for playing a dual role both deleterious and beneficial species. The cumulative generation of ROS/RNS through either endogenous or exogenous insults is termed oxidative stress and is common for many types of diseases that are linked with altered redox regulation of cellular signalling pathways.
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