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Reactive Oxygen Species

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Reactive oxygen species (ROS) is a collective term given to a group of oxygen-containing intermediates, many of which react with biomolecules such as DNA, lipids, or proteins. ROS include (but are not limited to) hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), the superoxide radical anion (O2˙−), the hydroxyl radical (˙OH), and singlet oxygen (1O2). ROS sometimes have one or more unpaired electrons – as denoted by a superscript dot “˙”.
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Physiology Anatomy and Genetics
Lo Faro, ML More by this author
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Winyard, PG More by this author

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Springer Basel
Host title:
Encyclopedia of Inflammatory Diseases
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uuid:64f58a96-7156-4f4a-b624-68ef9b406489
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547037
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pubs:547037
ISBN:
978-3-0348-0620-6

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