Free Radicals in Biology V2 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125665025, 9780323156103

Free Radicals in Biology V2

1st Edition

Editors: William Pryor
eBook ISBN: 9780323156103
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1976
Page Count: 320
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Free Radicals in Biology, Volume II is a nine-chapter text that describes the complexities in the chemical and physical behavior of free radicals. After briefly providing an overview of the biology of pyridinyl radicals, this book goes on discussing the role of glutathione in the cell and the reactions of single oxygen and its role in photochemical smog and in cellular chemistry. These topics are followed by a discussion on the production of free radicals from dry tissue. The subsequent chapters describe some of the key reactions in photochemical smog, including reaction studies by computer simulation, as well as the specific reactive materials that are present in smog. These chapters also look into the chemistry of nitrogen oxides and ozone, which are some of the most important reactions in photochemical smog. The concluding chapters explore the radiation damage to proteins and radiation protection and radical reactions produced by radiation in nucleic acids. Chemists, biologists, and physicists will find this text invaluable.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors General Preface Preface Contents of Volume I Chapter 1 Pyridinyl Radicals in Biology I. Introduction II. Generation of Pyridinyl Radicals III. Physical Properties of Pyridinyl Radicals IV. Chemical Properties of Pyridinyl Radicals V. Biological Properties of Pyridinyl Radicals VI. Conclusions References Chapter 2 The Glutathione-Glutathione Disulfide System I. Introduction II. Physical and Chemical Properties of GSH and GSSG III. Biochemical and Biological Properties of GSH and GSSG IV. Conclusions References Chapter 3 Photosensitized Oxidation and Singlet Oxygen: Consequences in Biological Systems I. Introduction II. Photooxidation Mechanisms III. The Photodynamic Effect IV. Singlet Oxygen in Biological Systems References Chapter 4 Free Radicals in Dry Biological Systems I. Introduction II. Nature of Free Radicals in Dry Materials III. Sample Preparation Considerations IV. Characteristics of the esr Spectra V. Relationships between Free Radicals and Living Systems VI. Applications and Advantages of Using Dry Materials VII. Summary References Chapter 5 Free Radical Reactions in the Production of Photochemical Smog I. Introduction II. Components of Photochemical Smog III. Laboratory Studies IV. Proposed Mechanism of Photochemical Smog Formation V. Computer Modeling VI. Summary and Conclusions References Chapter 6 The Role of Free Radicals in the Toxicity of Air Pollutants (Nitrogen Oxides and Ozone) I. Introduction II. A Modern Model of Cell Membranes III. Morphological Observations of Ozone and Nitrogen Dioxide Damage to Mammalian Lungs IV. Potential Systemic Effects of Ozone V. Chemical Mechanisms of Action VI. Lipid Oxidation Resultin


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