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Oxygen/nitrogen radicals: cell injury and disease - preface.

Authors
Vallyathan-V; Saxena-RK; Castranova-V
Source
J Biosci 2003 Feb; 28(1):i
NIOSHTIC No.
20032641
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Microbiology; Cellular-function; Free-radicals; Immune-system; Molecular-structure; Physiological-response; Physiopathology
Contact
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Health Effects Laboratory Division, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505
CODEN
JOBSDN
CAS No.
7782-44-7; 7727-37-9
Publication Date
20030201
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0250-5991
NIOSH Division
HELD
Source Name
Journal of Biosciences
State
WV
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