TY - CHAP A1 - Volodymyr I. Lushchak A2 - Dmytro V. Gospodaryov ED1 - Volodymyr I. Lushchak ED2 - Dmytro V. Gospodaryov Y1 - 2012-04-25 PY - 2012 T1 - Introductory Chapter N2 - The development of hypothesis of oxidative stress in the 1980s stimulated the interest of biological and biomedical sciences that extends to this day. The contributions in this book provide the reader with the knowledge accumulated to date on the involvement of reactive oxygen species in different pathologies in humans and animals. The chapters are organized into sections based on specific groups of pathologies such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, neuronal, hormonal, and systemic ones. A special section highlights potential of antioxidants to protect organisms against deleterious effects of reactive species. This book should appeal to many researchers, who should find its information useful for advancing their fields. BT - Oxidative Stress and Diseases SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/39293 DO - 10.5772/39293 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-13 ER -