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Oxidative stress

Oxidative stress

Oxidative stress is involved in many phenomena ranging from a simple burn to serious diseases such as cancer, infectious and neurodegenerative diseases.

Accordingly, the reliable, accurate and sensitive detection of oxidative stress in cells as proposed by WAINVAM-E enables many medical diagnostics.
It is therefore important in the pharmaceutical, medical, dermatological, cosmetic, food and ecotoxicological fields.

Oxidative stress as defined by biology

In biology, oxidative stress is defined as the result of an imbalance between the production of these free radicals and other reactive oxygen species and the presence of antioxidants capable of removing them.

What causes oxidative stress?

Oxidative stress is caused by internal mechanisms such as infections or deficiencies, as well as by external factors such as smoking, sun exposure and pollution.


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