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Name: Reactive Oxygen Species
Description: Molecules or ions formed by the incomplete one-electron reduction of oxygen. These reactive oxygen intermediates include SINGLET OXYGEN; SUPEROXIDES; PEROXIDES; HYDROXYL RADICAL; and HYPOCHLOROUS ACID. They contribute to the microbicidal activity of PHAGOCYTES, regulation of signal transduction and gene expression, and the oxidative damage to NUCLEIC ACIDS; PROTEINS; and LIPIDS.
Synonyms:
Oxygen, Active; Pro Oxidants; Active Oxygen; Oxygen Species, Reactive; Oxygen Radicals; Pro-Oxidants