Über den Autor
John C. Stavridis is a medical doctor who studied Medicine at the Military Medical School of Thessaloniki, Greece. He specialized in Internal Medicine at the Evangelismos Medical Centre, Athens, and received his MD and Professorship from the University of Athens Medical School. Following a postdoctoral position as a senior research fellow and registrar at postgraduate Medical School, London University, Hammersmith Hospital, Department of Clinical Hematology, he joined the Hematology Unit at St. Sabbas Anticancer Hospital, Athens, as director. He taught Physiology from 1991-1999 as a head of the Department of Physiology and full professor at the University of Athens Medical School. Since 1999, Prof. Stavridis has been President of the Institute of Biomedical Research and Biotechnology, Athens.
Chapter 1: Oxygen and Nitrogen free radicals Chapter 2: Oxidative stress Chapter 3: Oxidative damage of genome DNA: repair mechanisms Chapter 4: Mitochondria: structure, function and relationship with carcinogenesis Chapter 5: Oxidative activation of transcription factor pathways by cigarette smoke oxidants Chapter 6: Cell protection mechanisms from oxidation Chapter 7: Role of DNA adducts in carcinogenesis Chapter 8: Transmolecular reactions of genetic toxicity: alkylation and methylation of DNA Chapter 9: Toxicity and carcinogenicity of hydrocarbons Chapter 10: Toxicity and carcinogenicity of the aromatic hydrocarbons Chapter 11: Toxicity and carcinogenicity of aldehydes Chapter 12: Toxicity and carcinogenicity of the nitriles Chapter 13: Toxicity and carcinogenicity of the eterocyclic organic compounds Chapter 14: Toxicity and carcinogenicity of metals Chapter 15:Oxidative profile of cigarette smoke and lung cancer Chapter 16: Smoking and lung cancer
This book is unique due to its collective approach to the key aspects of the interdependency between three entities: oxidative stress, tobacco smoke and carcinogenesis, operating in a cause-effect sequence, in a concise and to the point manner. This book will prove to be a helpful companion to the internist, the oncologist and the research scientist in molecular biology as well as a work of reference for the general practitioner and physician interested in cancer research.
The subject matter is comprehensive and complete
Includes 1880 up-to-date relevant references divided at the end of each chapter
Interconnects chapters of three major topics: Oxidative stress, tobacco smoke toxicity and carcinogenesis