Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Oxidative Stress - Environmental Induction and Dietary Antioxidants

Edited by Volodymyr I. Lushchak, ISBN 978-953-51-0553-4, 388 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published May 02, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2536

This book focuses on the numerous applications of oxidative stress theory in effects of environmental factors on biological systems. The topics reviewed cover induction of oxidative stress by physical, chemical, and biological factors in humans, animals, plants and fungi. The physical factors include temperature, light and exercise. Chemical induction is related to metal ions and pesticides, whereas the biological one highlights host-pathogen interaction and stress effects on secretory systems. Antioxidants, represented by a large range of individual compounds and their mixtures of natural origin and those chemically synthesized to prevent or fix negative effects of reactive species are also described in the book. This volume will be a useful source of information on induction and effects of oxidative stress on living organisms for graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, physicians, and environmentalists.