Special Issue "Oxidative stress and Applied Biology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: oxidative/nitrosative stress; cell signalling; tissue repair; neurodegenerative diseases
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The concept of oxidative stress was introduced into redox biology and medicine in 1985 by Sies. "Oxidative stress" is a phenomenon characterized by an imbalance between the production and the accumulation of oxidants (oxygen and nitrogen reactive species (ROS/RNS)) and the ability of the antioxidant system to remove these reactive products.
Much data in the literature indicate that oxidative stress plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of premature aging and in inflammatory and/or degenerative diseases. Oxidative stress is recognized as a possible cause or a contributing cause or effect in the development of the above-mentioned diseases. For this reason, for a long time, oxidative stress has been called "harmful". Recently, the importance of ROS as second messengers in the physiology of cells has been better understood. In fact, many fundamental cellular processes such as cell proliferation and differentiation, migration and cell adhesion are based on changes in the activity of many proteins involved in cell signaling, which act as redox-sensitive molecular switches.
This has led to an evolution of the initial concept of "oxidative stress" or damage of the cellular structure to include the subsequent stress response, including the modulation of cellular signaling pathways, homeostasis and redox adaptation to stress. This new concept has made it possible to exploit "oxidative stress" as a therapeutic approach to treat diseases such as cancer, resulting in a certain degree of clinical success. In this Special Issue, we invite researchers to provide original research articles and review articles that report results in the field of oxidative stress that are negative and/or positive for human health, taking different aspects of applied biology research (environmental and human biology and health sciences) into consideration, with particular attention to the role of ROS in the basic mechanisms involved in processes of expression, duplication, and transmission of genetic information, development, cell proliferation as well as differentiation and cellular interaction.
As Guest Editor, I invite you to contribute to the Special Issue on “Oxidative Stress and Applied Biology”. Original research reports and reviews will be published online in Antioxidants.
Prof. Antonia Patruno
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Redox signalling
- Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species
- Oxidative stress
- Antioxidant systems
- Interaction among cellular processes and ROS production