Abstract: Free radical signaling aka "Redox signaling"-- not so new:
e.g., from: Conference on Active Oxygen and Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 3-4 (1979)
"Role of Active Oxygen Species in Ocular and Neurological Diseases"
Peter H. Proctor, et al
" Electronically-activated species of oxygen such as superoxide or peroxide and their metabolic products may play a key role in the etiology of certain disorders of the eye and central nervous system. For example, in man, the chronic presence of elevated systemic levels of agents such as urate, homocysteine, or copper which can catalyze the production of such species and/or bind to melanin are often associated with on or more of four characteristic signs. These are psychotic behavior, movement disorders, deafness and pigmentary abnormalities. Likewise, the enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD) or catalase are effective in the therapy of certain experimental lesions in animals such as high pressure oxygen toxicity, corneal alkali burns, and formalin-induced posterior segment uveitis. We suggest that active oxygen metabolites act as specific intermediary transmitter substances for a variety of biological processes including inflammation, fibrosis, and possibly, neurotransmission." (emphasis-added).
For earlier review on "Electron-transfer Factors in Psychsis and Dyskinesia". go here.
For later review on "Free Radicals and Human Disease" : go here
For a 1970 paper on how dopaminergic processes may involve redox signaling, see: Proctor P, McGinness JE., "Levodopa side-effects and the Lesch-Nyhan syndrome". Lancet. 1970 Dec 26;2(7687):1367. PMID: 4098945
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Free radical signaling