Free Radicals in Biology and MedicineDe (autor) Barry Halliwell, John Gutteridge
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 08 Mar 2007
This latest edition has been comprehensively rewritten and updated (over 80% of the text is new), while maintaining the clarity of its predecessor. There is expanded coverage of isoprostanes and related compounds, mechanisms of oxidative damage to DNA and proteins (and the repair of such damage), the free radical theory of aging and the roles played by reactive species in signal transduction, cell death, human reproduction, and other important biological events. Greater emphasis has also been placed on the methods available to measure reactive species and oxidative damage (and their potential pitfalls), as well as the importance of antioxidants in the human diet.
This book is recommended as a comprehensive introduction to the field for students, clinicians and researchers, and an invaluable companion to all those interested in the role of free radicals in the life and biomedical sciences.
Since the first edition published in 1985, this 4th edition contains essential improvements because of fast progress in "radical biology". This excellent book presents, by very readable manner, complex introduction to chemistry of free radicals in general, not only oxygen radicals.
John M. C. Gutteridge has retired from mainstream research but remains an active visiting scientist at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, and the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College School of Medicine, London