Special Issue "Recent Advances in the Superoxide Anion Radical Production and Handling by Biological Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: free radical biology; reactive oxygen species; reactive nitrogen species; peroxidases; NADH oxidases; lipidomics; intrinsically disordered proteins; neurodegenerative diseases; redox biomedicine
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The reduction of O2 by natural or artificial means transforms molecular O2 into ROS. The superoxide anion radical has attracted the attention of many scientists due to its role in life and disease. The mechanisms of its production and detoxification has been the focus of study for many researchers in the last 50 years. Drs. JoeMcCord and Fridovich discovered the activity of superoxide dismutase early on—a key protein implicated in the detoxification and protection against superoxide anion radical that can be generated by old and recently described mammalian enzymes producing this radical. Moreover, some microorganisms present a different class of enzymes named the superoxide reductases, which are implicated in the detoxification of superoxide anion and protection during infection. This Special Issue is focused on the review of the latest advances in this field.
Prof. Dr. Alejandro K. Samhan-Arias
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- superoxide anion radical
- superoxide reductases
- superoxide dismutases