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Center for the Study of Reactive Oxygen Species

Institute of Molecular Life Science and Technology | Center for the Study of Reactive

Institute of Molecular Life Science and Technology | Center for the Study of Reactive

Office

Science Building C #B101~517

Tel

(02) 3277 - 4125, 6635

Introduction

Center for the Study of Rereactive Oxygen Species is involved in defining the role of reactive oxygen species which is always generated within a cell while it is producing energy. Until now, reactive oxygen species was considered a toxic substance causing various diseases, as the byproduct of the cell’s metabolism, a reaction to inflammations, or caused by anti-cancer medicine.
Due to this, research had been centered on treating illnesses by getting rid of the reactive oxygen species through dosages of antioxidant enzymes and reducing substances. Recently however, there have been diverse research results concerning the use of reactive oxygen species as signaling substances for the cell’s multiplication, differentiation, and apoptosis.
The Center defines the role of reactive oxygen species in diseases and the aging process through its mechanism inside the cell and the deoxidizing force following signaling. A joint research team has been formed to combine biochemical/molecular biological experiment methods, animal models, and antibody engineering and molecular imaging techniques. The researchers are collaborating for their shared goal of understanding the biological activities of reactive oxygen species.