Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) Detection
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are chemically reactive species containing oxygen. Oxygen atom has two unpaired electrons in separate orbits in its outer electron shell. This electron structure makes oxygen susceptible to radical formation. The sequential reduction of oxygen through the addition of electrons leads to the formation of a number of ROS including superoxide, hydrogen peroxide, hydroxyl radical, hypochlorous acid, peroxynitrite anion and nitric oxide. Released April 2017.