Role of Ascorbic Acid in Scavenging Free Radicals and Lead Toxicity from Biosystems

Role of Ascorbic Acid in Scavenging Free Radicals and Lead Toxicity from Biosystems Free radicals are reactive species that are responsible for damaging normal cells and creating diseases in humans. Antioxidants from natural resources or as supplements can scavenge these radicals. A MedLine search indicates that vitamin C is the most investigated antioxidant responsible for the elimination of free radicals. Its chelating property for the removal of neurotoxic lead, which creates oxidative stress in the human biosystem, was investigated and results indicate its great potential as a lead-detoxifying agent. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Molecular Biotechnology Springer Journals

Role of Ascorbic Acid in Scavenging Free Radicals and Lead Toxicity from Biosystems

Molecular Biotechnology, Volume 37 (1) – Aug 3, 2007

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Humana Press Inc.
Subject
Biomedicine; Neurology ; Neurosciences
ISSN
1073-6085
eISSN
1559-0305
D.O.I.
10.1007/s12033-007-0045-x
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Abstract

Free radicals are reactive species that are responsible for damaging normal cells and creating diseases in humans. Antioxidants from natural resources or as supplements can scavenge these radicals. A MedLine search indicates that vitamin C is the most investigated antioxidant responsible for the elimination of free radicals. Its chelating property for the removal of neurotoxic lead, which creates oxidative stress in the human biosystem, was investigated and results indicate its great potential as a lead-detoxifying agent.

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Molecular BiotechnologySpringer Journals

Published: Aug 3, 2007

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