Pamela W. M. Kleikers

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Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are cellular signals but also disease triggers; their relative excess (oxidative stress) or shortage (reductive stress) compared to reducing equivalents are potentially deleterious. This may explain why antioxidants fail to combat diseases that correlate with oxidative stress. Instead, targeting of disease-relevant enzymatic(More)
Ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) is crucial in the pathology of major cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and myocardial infarction. Paradoxically, both the lack of oxygen during ischemia and the replenishment of oxygen during reperfusion can cause tissue injury. Clinical outcome is also determined by a third, post-reperfusion phase characterized by(More)
In their detailed review ''NADPH oxidases as therapeutic targets in ischemic stroke'' [1], Kahles and Brandes discuss the pathological roles of NADPH oxidases in ischemic brain injury and the therapeutic implications. In agreement with the authors, we consider inhibition of NADPH oxidases as a promising strategy to treat ischemic stroke. As described in the(More)
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