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Central European Journal of Immunology
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2/2009
vol. 34
 
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Review paper
The oxidative stress in emphysema and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disaease (COPD)

Urszula Demkow

Centr Eur J Immunol 2009; 34 (2): 143-146
Online publish date: 2009/05/20
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The paper describes the current knowledge about the role of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and its role in the development of emphysema. The basic mechanisms leading to overproduction of free oxidant radicals in tobacco smokers’ airways are underlined.
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COPD, emphysema, oxidative stress

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