Targeted amplification of reactive oxygen species could fight serious diseases
A diet rich in antioxidants could protect against a variety of pathologies from cancer and neurological disorders to cardiovascular disease. Antioxidants soak up free radicals among which are reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS, as their name suggests, are unstable molecules containing oxygen that easily react with other molecules in a cell. Initially considered damaging agents, we now know they also play a key role in healthy cell processes. The key seems to be in the amount of time they are present and at what levels in specific cells. NeutroCure is developing ways to control the spatial and temporal amplification of ROS generation to effectively treat severe pathological conditions characterised by a dysfunction in ROS homeostasis.
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- /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/immunology/autoimmune diseases
- /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cancer
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