Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in the oral cavity

Peng Zhou, Jessica Scoffield, Hui Wu

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3 Scopus citations


In the oral cavity, reactive oxygen and nitrogen species are continuously generated by bacterial metabolism and host-mediated cellular factors. These reactive species facilitate a critical function that regulates the outcomes of both oral and systemic diseases, such as dental caries, periodontitis, and the maintenance of blood pressure. As a result, the protective effects of ROS and RNS are being explored for future therapeutic applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOxidative Stress in Microbial Diseases
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789811387630
ISBN (Print)9789811387623
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Microbiome
  • Oral cavity
  • Reactive nitrogenous species (RNS)
  • Reactive oxygen species (ROS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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