Semiconduction of proteins as an attribute of the living state: The ideas of Albert Szent-Györgyi revisited in light of the recent knowledge regarding oxygen free radicals

@article{ZsNagy1995SemiconductionOP,
  title={Semiconduction of proteins as an attribute of the living state: The ideas of Albert Szent-Gy{\"o}rgyi revisited in light of the recent knowledge regarding oxygen free radicals},
  author={Imre Zs.-Nagy},
  journal={Experimental Gerontology},
  year={1995},
  volume={30},
  pages={327-335}
}
  • I. Zs.-Nagy
  • Published 1 May 1995
  • Biology
  • Experimental Gerontology
Abstract Oxyradicals have been considered as harmful byproducts causing molecular damage during aging. However, evidence is accumulating to show that the actual situation is more complex: the living state implicitly involves the production of oxyradicals. (1) Blast type cells produce much less oxyradicals than the differentiated ones, and an increased production of OH' radicals induces differentiation of various lines of leukemia cells; meanwhile, their superoxide dismutase expression increases… Expand
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