Oxidative Stress and the Molecular Biology of Antioxidant Defenses (1997, Volume 34)

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The increase in levels of active oxygen species or free radicals known as oxidative stress induces lesions that impair or kill cells and initiate disease and degenerative processes such as aging, carcinogenesis, and immunodeficiencies. Protective mechanisms have been uncovered in both eukaryotes and prokaryotes and are being vigorously studied at a molecular level, assisting the search for ways of reducing or avoiding oxidative stress. Written and edited by leaders in this growing field, this volume is an essential work of reference for specialists and investigators with wider interests in cell biology, aging, and cancer biology.

Table of Contents

Preface/Front Matter
J.G. Scandalios
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The Oxygen Paradox: Biochemistry of Active Oxygen
Nils Hauptmann, Enrique Cadenas
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Mediation of Signal Transduction by Oxidants
Michael S. Wolin, Kamal M. Mohazzab-H.
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Oxidative Damage to DNA and Its Repair
Susan S. Wallace
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Transcriptional Regulators of Oxidative Stress Responses
Derek J. Jamieson, Gisela Storz
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Redox Regulation by the HIV-1 Tat Transcriptional Factor
Sonia C. Flores, Joe M. McCord
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Reactive Oxygen and Apoptosis
Dietmar Fuchs, Gabriele Baier-Bitterlich, Irene Wede, Helmut Wachter
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Oxidative Stress in Mitochondria
Christoph Richter, Matthias Schweizer
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Oxidants, Antioxidants, and Aging
Kenneth B. Beckman, Bruce N. Ames
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Oxidative Stress, Gene Expression, and the Aging Process
Kathryn Z. Guyton, Myriam Gorospe, Nikki J. Holbrook
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Bacterial Catalases
Peter C. Loewen
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Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology of Yeast and Fungal Catalases
Helmut Ruis, Franz Koller
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Catalases in Plants: Gene Structure, Properties, Regulation, and Expression
John G. Scandalios, Lingqiang Guan, Alexios N. Polidoros
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Structure of Catalases
Jerónimo Bravo, Ignacio Fita, Patrice Gouet, Hélène Marie Jouve, William Melik-Adamyan, Garib N. Murshudov
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Superoxide Dismutases in Bacteria and Pathogen Protists
Danièle Touati
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Superoxide Dismutase: Studies in the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Edith Butler Gralla
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Molecular Genetics of Superoxide Dismutases in Plants
John G. Scandalios
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Superoxide Dismutase and Oxidative Stress in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Robert H. Brown, Jr.
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Oxygen Metabolism and Electron Transport in Photosynthesis
Christine H. Foyer
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Defense against Photooxidative Damage in Plants
Andrea Polle
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Glutathione Reductase: Regulation and Role in Oxidative Stress
Philip M. Mullineaux, Gary P. Creissen
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The Role of Ascorbate Peroxidase and Monodehydroascorbate Reductase in H2O2 Scavenging in Plants
Kozi Asada
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The NADPH Oxidase of Leukocytes: The Respiratory Burst Oxidase
Bernard M. Babior, Jamel El Benna, Stephen J. Chanock, Robert M. Smith
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The Oxidative Burst: Roles in Signal Transduction and Plant Stress
Noriyuki Doke
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Oxidative Burst-mediated Defense Responses in Plant Disease Resistance
María E. Alvarez, Chris Lamb
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Free Radicals: Dietary Advantages and Disadvantages
Okezie I. Aruoma
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Air Pollution and Free Radical Protection Responses of Plants
Alan R. Wellburn, Florence A. M. Wellburn
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