Gas-phase Free Radicals in Mainstream Cigarette Smoke

January 3, 2012

Free radicals attack cell constituents by damaging protein structure, lipids and DNA sequences and increase the risks of developing various types of cancers. Studies have been conducted to reduce free radicals in cigarette smoke to decrease risks of the smoking-induced damage.  credit:  CDCF-AOX Lab/National Biomedical Center for Advanced ESR Technology (ACERT)/Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology/Cornell University

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