Publication
Title
Redox physiology in animal function : the struggle of living in an oxidant environment
Author
Abstract
A strong focus of ecological research for several decades has been to understand the factors underlying the variation in animal life-histories. In recent times, ecological studies have begun to show that oxidative stress may represent another important modulator of competitive trade-offs among fitness traits or of positively integrated patterns of traits. Therefore, incorporating mechanisms underlying oxidative physiology into evolutionary ecology has the potential to help understand variation in life-history strategies. In this review, I provide a general overview of oxidative stress physiology, and subsequently focus on topics that have been neglected in previous ecological reviews on oxidative stress. Specifically, I introduce and discuss the adaptations that animals have evolved to cope with oxidative stress; the environmental stressors that can generate changes in oxidative balance; the role of reactive species in transduction of environmental stimuli and cell signaling; and the range of hormetic responses to oxidative stress [Current Zoology 56 (6): 687-702, 2010].
Language
English
Source (journal)
Current zoology. - -
Publication
2010
ISSN
1674-5507
Volume/pages
56:6(2010), p. 687-702
ISI
000284218300006
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 06.10.2015
Last edited 16.11.2017