Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University ›› 2021, Vol. 55 ›› Issue (Sup.1): 7-9.doi: 10.16183/j.cnki.jsjtu.2021.S1.021

Special Issue: 上海交通大学建校125周年科学问题专辑

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What Is the Role Played by Hydrogen in Life?

CHENG Weizheng,DENG Tao,DING Wenjiang   

  1. Schools of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
  • Received:2021-02-03 Online:2021-03-28 Published:2021-04-09

Abstract: As the earliest element in the universe and the most abundant one in living organisms, hydrogen shows a wide range of positive impact on biological systems, including physiology regulation, selective anti-oxidation, etc. At present, hydrogen has gradually found applications in medical science and agriculture, which leads to the establishment of “hydrogen biology”. Exploring the mechanism of how hydrogen operates in living organisms and accurately understanding its role in life will provide an alternative and promising approach to overcoming many critical challenges faced by the living systems.

Key words: hydrogen biology; mechanism; hydrogen medicine; hydrogen agriculture

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