Antioxidants in wild mushrooms.

  title={Antioxidants in wild mushrooms.},
  author={Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira and Lillian Barros and Rui M. V. Abreu},
  journal={Current medicinal chemistry},
  volume={16 12},
Maintenance of equilibrium between free radical production and antioxidant defences (enzymatic and non enzymatic) is an essential condition for normal organism functioning. When this equilibrium has a tendency for the production of free radicals we say that the organism is in oxidative stress. In this situation, excess free radicals may damage cellular lipids, proteins and DNA, affecting normal function and leading to various diseases. In aerobic organisms, the free radicals are constantly… 

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