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Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies

Russell J. Reiter, Ph.D.


Russell J. Reiter, Ph.D.

Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Phone: 210-567-3859


Dr. Reiter's research interests relate to free radical aspects of disease processes and aging. Of particular interest is defining the role of oxygen derivatives in neurodegenerative diseases and their function in apoptosis, necrosis and neuronal degeneration. These studies typically involve measurements of oxidatively damaged polyunsaturated fatty acids, proteins and DNA.

Selected Publications

Maria Helena Coelho Cruz; Claudia Lima Verde Leal; Jurandir Ferreira da Cruz; Dun-Xian Tan; Russel J. Reiter Role of melatonin on production and preservation of gametes and embryos: A brief review Animal Reproduction Science. 2014;145(3-4):150-160.

Joaquín J. García; Laura Lõpez-Pingarrõn; Priscilla Almeida-Souza; Alejandro Tres; Pilar Escudero; Francisco A. García-Gil; Dun-Xian Tan; Russel J. Reiter; Jose M. Ramírez; Milagros Bernal-Pérez Protective effects of melatonin in reducing oxidative stress and in preserving the fluidity of biological membranes: A review Journal of Pineal Research. 2014;56(3):225-237.

R.J. Reiter; S.A. Rosales-Corral; X.Y. Liu; D. Acuna-Castroviejo; G. Escames; D.-X. Tan Melatonin in the oral cavity: Physiological and pathological implications Journal of Periodontal Research. 2014.


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