On-Demand Release Of Persulfides As Antioxidants
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John Matson is an Associate Professor at Virginia Tech Department of Chemistry, Center for Drug Discovery, and Macromolecules Innovation Institute.

                       

On-Demand Release Of Persulfides As Antioxidants

Cellular redox balance is critical for maintaining normal function and preventing damage to DNA and proteins, which may lead to accelerated aging, and, more nefariously, the development of Alzheimer’s disease, heart failure, depression, and others. Generation and sale of antioxidant supplements is a multi-billion dollar industry, despite apparent discrepancies in efficacy, mode of action, and effects on long-term health of many of these supplements. While it is generally recognized that preserving cellular redox balance and preventing a high concentration of...

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