"Reactive Oxygen Species" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Molecules or ions formed by the incomplete one-electron reduction of oxygen. These reactive oxygen intermediates include SINGLET OXYGEN; SUPEROXIDES; PEROXIDES; HYDROXYL RADICAL; and HYPOCHLOROUS ACID. They contribute to the microbicidal activity of PHAGOCYTES, regulation of signal transduction and gene expression, and the oxidative damage to NUCLEIC ACIDS; PROTEINS; and LIPIDS.
|Reactive Oxygen Species
- Reactive Oxygen Species
- Oxygen Species, Reactive
- Active Oxygen
- Oxygen, Active
- Oxygen Radicals
- Pro Oxidants
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