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Oxygen radicals and other oxidants: their generation, specificity and reactivity in biological systems

Gerard Drewa, Grażyna Bała, Mieczysława Czerwionka-Szaflarska, Anna Szaflarska-Szczepanik

Med Sci Monit 1996; 2(5): RA681-687

ID: 500107

Published: 1996-09-02

The paper focuses on the problem of free oxygen radicals and other activated forms of oxygen, their formation, specificity, reactivity in biological systems and mechanisms to prevent their toxic effects.

Keywords: activated oxygen forms, Free Radicals, superoxide radical, Hydroxyl Radical, Lipid Peroxidation, Superoxide Dismutase, Catalase, scavengers