A Review on Free Radicals and Antioxidants

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Author(s): Hourieh Alkadi*.

Journal Name: Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets
(Formerly Current Drug Targets - Infectious Disorders)

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Free radicals are generated in our body by several systems. A balance among free radicals and antioxidants is an important matter for appropriate physio-logical function. If free radicals become greater than the ability of the body to control them, a case known as oxidative stress appears, as a result of that, a number of hu-man diseases spread in the body. Antioxidants can contribute to facing this oxidative stress. The present review provides a brief overview of free radicals, oxidative stress, some natural antioxidants and the relationship between them.

Keywords: Free Radicals, ROS, Oxidative Stress, Antioxidant Vitamins, Antioxidant Peptides, Antioxidant Flavonoids.

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DOI: 10.2174/1871526518666180628124323
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