Redox Signaling at the Crossroads of Human Health and Disease

Reactive Oxidative Species (ROS) act as catalysts for creating homeostasis in the body

Redox biology, a vital part of life sciences, focuses on the balance of certain chemical processes (redox processes) crucial for biological activities. Maintaining this balance, known as redox homeostasis, is vital for human health. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) molecules are involved in these processes and act as messengers in the body. While a normal level of ROS is necessary for signaling, too much can cause oxidative stress, can damage molecules and lead to diseases like diabetes, atherosclerosis, and cancer. This article explores diseases linked to redox imbalance and highlights the potential of precision medicine. By targeting and adjusting excessive ROS while preserving normal signaling, it becomes possible to treat these diseases more precisely, hence the power of redox biology in health.