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Reactive oxygen species

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Reactive oxygen species


Reactive oxygen species, ROS, are molecules derived from molecular oxygen, including free oxygen radicals, which are more reactive than O2. Physiologically and pathologically important ROS include superoxide, the hydroxyl radical and hydroxide ion, hydrogen peroxide and other peroxides. These are important in cell signalling, oxidative defence mechanisms and oxidative stress.

Abbreviation: ROS


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MitoPedia methods: Fluorometry 

MitoPedia topics: Substrate and metabolite