Oxygen/nitrogen radicals: cell injury and disease - preface.
Vallyathan-V; Saxena-RK; Castranova-V
J Biosci 2003 Feb; 28(1):i
Reactive nitrogen and oxygen radicals have been known for long to play an important role in immune defence mechanisms. Over last few decades, evidence has also been accumulating for a central role for these radicals in normal cellular functions. The 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded to Robert F Furchgott, Louis J Ignarro and Ferid Murad for identification of Nitric Oxide as a crucial signalling molecule in biological systems. The focus of this special issue of Journal of Biosciences is on our current understanding of the pathophysiological and molecular mechanisms of disease development. Dissemination of new advances in this emerging important discipline will enhance interaction and exchange of information between scientists and further their common goal of disease prevention and amelioration.
Microbiology; Cellular-function; Free-radicals; Immune-system; Molecular-structure; Physiological-response; Physiopathology
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Journal of Biosciences