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Volume 213, Issue 1 p. 9-14
Review letters
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The measurement of free radical reactions in humans

Some thoughts for future experimentation

Barry Halliwell

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Barry Halliwell

Department of Biochemistry, King's College, Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS, England

Correspondence address: B. Halliwell, Department of Biochemistry, King's College, Standard Campus, London WC2R 2LS, England.Search for more papers by this author
Martin Grootveld

Martin Grootveld

Department of Biochemistry, King's College, Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS, England

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First published: March 09, 1987
Citations: 244

Abstract

The question as to whether free radical reactions are a major cause of tissue injury in human disease, or merely an accompaniment to such injury, is very difficult to answer because of lack of adequate experimental techniques. New techniques that are becoming available are discussed, with specific reference to their use in humans.