Oxidative Stress as a Regulator of Murine Atherosclerosis

Author(s): Tzung Hsiai, Judith A. Berliner

Journal Name: Current Drug Targets

Volume 8 , Issue 12 , 2007

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Altered cellular production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and/or reactive nitrogen species (RNS) is a ubiquitous feature of human disease. Vascular oxidative stress is a unifying area of research in atherosclerosis and aging. While elevated levels of ROS, especially oxygen radicals (O2 -·) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), induce cellular apoptosis, low levels play an important role in cell signaling [1,2]. Reactive species from a variety of sources further play an important role in plaque disruption partly through lipid oxidation, low-density lipoprotein oxidation nitration, and signaling [3- 6].

Keywords: NADPH Oxidase, dihydroethidium, superoxide dismutase, Lipoxygenase, xanthine oxidase

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Year: 2007
Page: [1222 - 1229]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/138945007783220678
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