Suna Sabuncuoglu

Hacettepe University

Suna Sabuncuoğlu, professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Toxicology, Hacettepe University, Turkey, graduated from the same institution, completing a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical toxicology. As a Ph.D. student, she worked at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Molecular Carcinogenesis Laboratory. She also held a postdoctoral position at the Department of Chemotherapy and Virology, Rega Institute, The Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Suna Sabuncuoğlu became a lecturer in 2013 and an associate professor in 2014. She has served on many different boards, commissions and centers within and outside the university. Since 2018, she has held the title of European Registered Toxicologist (ERT).

Suna Sabuncuoglu

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Oxidative stress is a major contributor to the etiology of chronic disorders like cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, and cardiovascular diseases. Long-term exposure to elevated levels of pro-oxidant substances can lead to structural damage in mitochondrial DNA as well as functional changes in a number of enzymes and cellular components, which can lead to abnormalities in gene expression. Modern lifestyles, which include eating processed food, exposure to a variety of chemicals, and not exercising, are significant factors in the development of oxidative stress. However, the ability of medicinal plants with antioxidant capabilities to cure or prevent a number of human illnesses in which oxidative stress appears to be a contributing factor has been demonstrated. A growing body of research links free radicals to the etiology of many diseases, supporting the use of antioxidants as a promising therapeutic strategy for the management of pathologies caused by free radicals. Despite these remarkable advances, there is still much to learn about the relationship between free radicals and antioxidants. Understanding the principles behind pathological and physiological disorders caused by free radicals is crucial. Importance of Oxidative Stress and Antioxidant System in Health and Disease contributes to understanding the fundamental principles of oxidative stress and the effects of antioxidants on disease and health.

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