TY - CHAP A1 - Yi Fang A2 - Rongzhen Zhong ED1 - Kusal Das ED2 - Swastika Das ED3 - Mallanagouda Shivanagouda Biradar ED4 - Varaprasad Bobbarala ED5 - S. Subba Tata Y1 - 2020-07-15 PY - 2020 T1 - Effects of Oxidative Stress on Spermatozoa and Male Infertility 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. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.86585 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.86585 SN - 978-1-78985-144-1 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-25 ER -