A Review on Free Radicals and Antioxidants

Author(s): Hourieh Alkadi*.

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

Volume 20 , Issue 1 , 2020

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Graphical Abstract:


Free radicals are generated in our body by several systems. A balance among free radicals and antioxidants is an important matter for appropriate physiological 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 human diseases spread in the body. Antioxidants can contribute to facingthis 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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