The potential of oxygen free radicals and other reactive oxygen species (ROS) to damage tissues and cellular components, called oxidative stress. The techniques are as diverse as blood tests for oxidized lipids, volatile hydrocarbons in breath and oxidized DNA bases in urine.
Increased oxidative/nitrosative stress generally describes a condition in which cellular antioxidant defenses are inadequate to completely inactivate the reactive oxygen species (ROS) 1 and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) generated because of excessive production of ROS/RNS, loss of antioxidant defenses, or both. A major consequence of oxidative/nitrosative stress is damage to nucleic acid bases, lipids, and proteins, which can severely compromise cell health and viability or induce a variety of cellular responses through generation of secondary reactive species, ultimately leading to cell death by necrosis or apoptosis.
Related Journals of Oxidative Stress Biomarkers
Journal of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, JBR Journal of Clinical Diagnosis and Research, Biochemistry & Physiology, Clinical Research & Bioethics Open Access, Clinical & Experimental Pathology, Biomarker Research, Journal of Current Biomarker Findings, Biomarkers in Cancer, Journal of Advanced Biomarkers Research, Recent Patents on Biomarkers.