Silent inflammation - Oxidative stress
An invisible enemy for the organism…
The process by which white blood cells produce substances that are intended to protect the body from an infection without any symptoms is called silent inflammation. We know that silent inflammation contributes to both pathogenesis and aging of the organism. The "key" however, lies deep inside the cell and its mechanisms. With this test we can reveal the inflammatory status of the organism and identify potentially activated signaling pathways, associated with pathologies.
In addition, oxidative stress represents an imbalance between the production of reactive oxygen species and the ability of a biological system to inactivate these toxic molecules, repairing the damage they cause. Active forms of oxygen damage all components of the cell, including proteins, lipids and DNA.
The accumulation of large amounts of free radicals that cannot be neutralized by the body's antioxidant systems leads to oxidative stress.
Thus, the long term effect of oxidative stress can cause a variety of pathological conditions from chronic infections, inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases to cardiovascular disease and cancer. In addition, it is considered one of the most important factors that cause premature ageing, confirmed by recent scientific research.
Molecular testing of both silent inflammation and oxidative stress is performed by quantifying the expression of appropriate biomarker genes to determine if there is deviation from normal values.