Volodymyr Lushchak

Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National UniversityUkraine

Dr. Volodymyr I. Lushchak graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (Soviet Union) in 1982. In 1986 he defended Ph.D. and in 2002 D.Sc. dissertations, and in 2004 obtained full professor title. In 1987-1998 he worked in Southern Seas Biology Institute of Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and in 1998 joined Vassyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University in Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine), where currently he is a head of Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. He also worked at Universities of Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, Finland, Poland, Sweden and Germany. The scientific interests of Dr. Lushchak are related to effects of environmental conditions and molecular aspects of adaptive responses in bacteria, fungi, plants and animals. Although interested in general aspects of metabolism regulation, his interests are mainly focused on the homeostasis of reactive species of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon.

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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.

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