OXYDATIVE STRESS

The source, the target, the disease
Oxidative stress scheme, actions on ARN, ribosomas, nucleus and cell membrane

Oxidative stress is an excess production of Reactive Oxygen Species that damages cellular structures (DNA, RNA, Membranes) and promotes as well as enhances dangerous cell modes of operations as inflammation, growth, proliferation leading to deviations of the cell physiology or loss of its essential functions.

Oxidative stress contributes to pathogenesis, initiation and evolution of all diseases, especially age linked ones as cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, osteoporosis, cancer, etc.

Determination in urine of the three products of DNA, RNA and membrane oxidation products constitutes a global index of whole body Oxidative Stress status.

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