TY - CHAP A1 - Ana Remesal A2 - Laura San Feliciano A3 - Dolores Ludena ED1 - Volodymyr Lushchak ED2 - Halyna M. Semchyshyn Y1 - 2012-04-25 PY - 2012 T1 - Effects of Oxidative Stress and Antenatal Corticosteroids on the Pulmonary Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) and Alveolarization N2 - Since the discovery of free radicals in biological systems researchers have been highly interested in their interaction with biological molecules. Denoted in 1980, and due to fruitful results and ideas, oxidative stress is now appreciated by both basic and applied scientists as an enhanced steady state level of reactive oxygen species with wide range of biological effects. This book covers a wide range of aspects and issues related to the field of oxidative stress. The association between generation and elimination of reactive species and effects of oxidative stress are also addressed, as well as summaries of recent works on the signaling role of reactive species in eukaryotic organisms. The readers will gain an overview of our current understanding of homeostasis of reactive species and cellular processes they are involved in, as well as useful resources for further reading. BT - Oxidative Stress SP - Ch. 11 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/34712 DO - 10.5772/34712 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-24 ER -