TY - CHAP A1 - Rosa Vona A2 - Donatella Pietraforte A3 - Lucrezia Gambardella A4 - Alessandra Marchesi A5 - Isabella Tarissi de Jacobis A6 - Alberto Villani A7 - Domenico Del Principe A8 - Elisabetta Straface ED1 - Kusal Das ED2 - Swastika Das ED3 - Mallanagouda Shivanagouda Biradar ED4 - Varaprasad Bobbarala ED5 - S. Subba Tata Y1 - 2020-07-15 PY - 2020 T1 - Role of Oxidative Stress in the Cardiovascular Complications of Kawasaki Disease N2 - Although free radicals perform some useful immune functions, they can also damage healthy cells through a process called oxidation. Antioxidants reduce the effect of free radicals by binding together with these harmful molecules, decreasing their destructive power. This book highlights various issues of free radical biology from the perspective of antioxidant defense mechanisms. It also provides useful information on gene modulation, radiation-generated reactive oxygen species-induced apoptosis in cancer, and environmental aspects associated with free radicals’ exposure on living systems. BT - Free Radical Medicine and Biology SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.86781 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.86781 SN - 978-1-78985-144-1 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-23 ER -