Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Oxidative Stress and Chronic Degenerative Diseases - A Role for Antioxidants

Edited by José A. Morales-González, ISBN 978-953-51-1123-8, 512 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published May 22, 2013 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/45722
Edited Volume

This work responds to the need to find, in a sole document, the affect of oxidative stress at different levels, as well as treatment with antioxidants to revert and diminish the damage. Oxidative Stress and Chronic Degenerative Diseases - a Role for Antioxidants is written for health professionals by researchers at diverse educative institutions (Mexico, Brazil, USA, Spain, Australia, and Slovenia). I would like to underscore that of the 19 chapters, 14 are by Mexican researchers, which demonstrates the commitment of Mexican institutions to academic life and to the prevention and treatment of chronic degenerative diseases.

Dr. Jose Antonio Morales-Gonzalez

Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico

José Antonio Morales-González carried out his undergraduate rotating internship year at the Hospital de Jesús, México (1995), graduating as Surgeon Physician in 1997 from the FES-Iztacala, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He engaged in Doctoral studies in Biological Sciences at the UNAM (2001). Dr. Morales-Gonzalez has been awarded diverse recognitions: the Alfonso Caso medal for academic merit by the UNAM (2004); distinguished by the National System of Researchers (SNI) as National Researcher level 2 (2017-2020). On the other hand, he has served as director for 16 undergraduate and 46 postgraduate theses. He is the author of 45 internationally published articles. In addition to more than 600 citations to their publications. He is also editor and coordinator of 28 specialized books, and is also the author of 41 chapters in specialized books. At present, Dr. Morales-González is a Full-time Titular Professor-Researcher C at the ESM-IPN.

Experience

Edited Books

  • A Master Regulator of Oxidative Stress - The Transcription Factor Nrf2

    Due to that at present, the majority of diseases are associated with alterations in oxidative stress and inflammatory processes, and in that Nrf-2 is a modulator of these processes; knowing how this transcriptional factor functions and is regulated opens a therapeutic window to diverse diseases. Therefore, the efforts of various investigation groups are centered on finding activators and/or inhibitors of Nrf-2 to prevent or control diverse diseases, for example, cancer, where it would be important to regulate Nrf-2 in order for it to activate apoptosis pathways in cancerogenous cells, or in neurodegenerative diseases where cell death is predominant, it would be important for Nrf-2 to activate antiapoptotic pathways.

  • Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Manual

    The purpose of this publication is to systematize the knowledge necessary to make Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Cardiorespiratory Resuscitation (CRR) known to nursing health specialists, which translates as a set of temporary and internationally standardized maneuvers assigned to ensure the oxygenation of the vital organs when the blood circulation of an individual stops suddenly, independently of the cause of the Cardiorespiratory arrest (CRA). This knowledge is found correctly delimited in The Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Manual, which especially emphasizes the step-by-step methodology and techniques to follow for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). This is a basic work that cannot be overlooked by health care specialists, the society, and the public in general, because of the high probability that this situation will present at some moment in life. Thus, it is recommended to be prepared to help some person in an emergency situation. The manual is an excellent consultation work for health professionals. Given that what is expressed in this work is fundamental for life, and its objective is to make known the relevant information concerning the knowledge of CPR.

  • Oxidative Stress and Chronic Degenerative Diseases - A Role for Antioxidants

    This work responds to the need to find, in a sole document, the affect of oxidative stress at different levels, as well as treatment with antioxidants to revert and diminish the damage. Oxidative Stress and Chronic Degenerative Diseases - a Role for Antioxidants is written for health professionals by researchers at diverse educative institutions (Mexico, Brazil, USA, Spain, Australia, and Slovenia). I would like to underscore that of the 19 chapters, 14 are by Mexican researchers, which demonstrates the commitment of Mexican institutions to academic life and to the prevention and treatment of chronic degenerative diseases.

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