Antioxidants in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury: therapeutic potential and basic mechanisms.

Abstract

Oxidative stress is a constant threat to all living organisms and an immense repertoire of cellular defense systems is being employed by most pro- and eukaryotic systems to eliminate or to attenuate oxidative stress. Ischemia and reperfusion is characterized by both a significant oxidative stress and characteristic changes in the antioxidant defense. By… (More)

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