The Role of Metallothionein in Oxidative Stress

@article{RuttkayNedecky2013TheRO,
  title={The Role of Metallothionein in Oxidative Stress},
  author={B. Ruttkay-Nedecky and Lukas Nejdl and J. Gumulec and O. Zitka and M. Masarik and T. Eckschlager and M. Stiborov{\'a} and V. Adam and R. Kizek},
  journal={International Journal of Molecular Sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={14},
  pages={6044 - 6066}
}
Free radicals are chemical particles containing one or more unpaired electrons, which may be part of the molecule. They cause the molecule to become highly reactive. The free radicals are also known to play a dual role in biological systems, as they can be either beneficial or harmful for living systems. It is clear that there are numerous mechanisms participating on the protection of a cell against free radicals. In this review, our attention is paid to metallothioneins (MTs) as small… Expand
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