Reactive oxygen species in the immune system.

  title={Reactive oxygen species in the immune system.},
  author={Yuhui Yang and Alexandr V Bazhin and Jens Werner and Svetlana Karakhanova},
  journal={International reviews of immunology},
  volume={32 3},
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are a group of highly reactive chemicals containing oxygen produced either exogenously or endogenously. ROS are related to a wide variety of human disorders, such as chronic inflammation, age-related diseases and cancers. Besides, ROS are also essential for various biological functions, including cell survival, cell growth, proliferation and differentiation, and immune response. At present there are a number of excellent publications including some reviews about… CONTINUE READING