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Toshikazu Yoshikawa

Louis Pasteur Center

From Medicine To Free Radical Research
Yoshikawa International Symposium (2nd Intl. Symp. on Oxidative Stress for Sustainable Development of Human Beings)

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Free radical reactions play an important role in the biological system. In particular, oxygen-derived free radicals are sometimes used as an energy source for organisms that use oxygen to live, and also as a weapon to attack foreign objects at one stage.
This reaction that works in the body is called ‘oxygen stress’, and I have devoted my life to this research. The contents of the research can be broadly divided into two. One of them is pathophysiological research as a cause of disease, and I have been researching disease prevention with antioxidants. Contrarily, the other research is to use this powerful oxidation reaction to defeat external enemies such as cancer, viruses, and bacteria.
We still cannot prevent many diseases and cure them even with these series of studies. I shall continue my research toward the solution of this proposition.