Abstract Archive

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Fullerene-based nanotechnology: Developing strategies to study and treat oxidative stress in aging

Authors: L.L. Dugan

A number of genes and molecular pathways have been linked to the aging process in lower organisms such as fruit flies, worms, and mammals. Common among these observations is the idea that oxidative stress and altered handling of reactive oxygen species (ROS) may be critical components of aging. Reactive oxygen species (ROS), generated by normal metabolism of oxygen in cells, are clearly important for normal cellular function and physiology, but can also be toxic, a two-faced ÒJanusÓ of cell biology.

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