What is ROS in Biology?

Monday, February 13, 2017

In biology ROS is the acronym for Reactive Oxygen Species, which are chemically reactive molecules that have atoms of oxygens. Superoxyde radicals, peroxides, and hydroxyl radicals are example of reactive oxygen species, which are responsible of oxydative stress, which in turn may cause metabolic diseases, such as diabetes type II, and accelerated aging.