Function of reactive oxygen species during animal development: passive or active?

@article{Covarrubias2008FunctionOR,
  title={Function of reactive oxygen species during animal development: passive or active?},
  author={Luis Covarrubias and David Hern{\'a}ndez-Garc{\'i}a and Denh{\'i} Schnabel and Enrique Salas-Vidal and Susana Castro-Obreg{\'o}n},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={320 1},
  pages={1-11}
}
Oxidative stress is considered causal of aging and pathological cell death, however, very little is known about its function in the natural processes that support the formation of an organism. It is generally thought that cells must continuously protect themselves from the possible damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) (passive ROS function). However, presently, ROS are recognized as physiologically relevant molecules that mediate cell responses to a variety of stimuli, and the… CONTINUE READING