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Khat a drug of abuse: roles of free radicals and antioxidants†
Article first published online: 2 DEC 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Drug Testing and Analysis
Special Issue: Illicit Drugs
Volume 3, Issue 9, pages 548–551, September 2011
How to Cite
Aleryani, S. L., Aleryani, R. A. and Al-Akwa, A. A. (2011), Khat a drug of abuse: roles of free radicals and antioxidants. Drug Test Analysis, 3: 548–551. doi: 10.1002/dta.224
- Issue published online: 29 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 2 DEC 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 10 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Received: 15 SEP 2010
- free radicals;
- reactive oxygen species;
- reactive nitrogen species;
- cellular damage;
Many articles have reviewed the health impact of Khat consumption; however the role of free radicals in the pathogenesis associated with short- and long-term consumption of Khat is absent in the literature. As free radicals and antioxidants converge across various mechanisms in normal physiological function and in disease, this review attempts to uncover the role of endogenous free radicals and the mechanism of cellular injury associated with Khat consumption. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.