Special Issue "Oxidative Stress and Neurodegenerative Diseases"
A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2014)
Dr. Wenlan Liu
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of New Mexico, MSC09 5360, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, USA
Fax: +505 272 0704
Interests: ischemic brain injury; neurodegenerative diseases; aging; oxidative stress; cell signaling pathways
Imbalance between generation and elimination of free radicals leads to oxidative stress and free radicals mediated tissue injury. Many lines of evidence suggest that oxidative stress plays an important role in neuronal loss in several CNS degenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ischemic stroke, aging, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Mitochondrial oxidative metabolism, NADPH oxidase, nitric oxide synthase, and phospholipids metabolism are potential sources of intracellular free radicals. It is well known that overproduction of free radicals produces damage to lipids, proteins and DNA and induces neuronal apoptosis or necrosis, however much work is needed to clarify the mechanisms by which excessive free radicals are generated in the diseased brain and the molecular mechanisms by which free radicals induce neuronal death. This Issue will allow publication of all aspects regarding oxidative stress and neurodegenerative diseases and of therapeutic strategies targeting free radical generation.
Prof. Dr. Wenlan Liu
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- free radicals
- oxidative stress