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Vol 8, No 2 (2002)
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Published online: 2002-03-18
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Iron metabolism, oxidative DNA damage and atherosclerosis

Ryszard Oliński, Marek Jurgowiak
Acta Angiologica 2002;8(2):37-44.

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Vol 8, No 2 (2002)
Review papers
Published online: 2002-03-18

Abstract

There are numerous data which pointed out that iron overload may promote development of atherosclerosis. Our recently obtained results suggest a mechanism that may directly link iron overload with atherosclerosis. Specifically, iron overload may favour the persistence of harmful labile (free) iron pool (LIP), which may catalyse generation of the potentially carcinogenic 8-oxodeoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) moiety in the cellular DNA as well as may be responsible for LDL oxidation.

Abstract

There are numerous data which pointed out that iron overload may promote development of atherosclerosis. Our recently obtained results suggest a mechanism that may directly link iron overload with atherosclerosis. Specifically, iron overload may favour the persistence of harmful labile (free) iron pool (LIP), which may catalyse generation of the potentially carcinogenic 8-oxodeoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) moiety in the cellular DNA as well as may be responsible for LDL oxidation.
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iron; labile (free) iron pool; free radicals; lipid peroxidation; oxidative DNA damage; atherosclerosis

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Title

Iron metabolism, oxidative DNA damage and atherosclerosis

Journal

Acta Angiologica

Issue

Vol 8, No 2 (2002)

Pages

37-44

Published online

2002-03-18

Bibliographic record

Acta Angiologica 2002;8(2):37-44.

Keywords

iron
labile (free) iron pool
free radicals
lipid peroxidation
oxidative DNA damage
atherosclerosis

Authors

Ryszard Oliński
Marek Jurgowiak

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