Oxidative stress and prostatic diseases

Prostatic diseases are a common health problem among males in Western countries, and include chronic prostatic diseases, which have an unclear pathogenesis and few treatment options. In vitro and in vivo studies describe oxidative stress as a major pathway involved in the occurrence of benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostatic cancer and chronic prostatitis. Thus, the oxidative stress cascade is a potential target for the treatment of prostatic diseases. This paper presents a systematic review of the available data concerning the association between oxidative stress and the most common chronic prostatic diseases, and describes the available treatment options that act upon this pathway.

Molecular and clinical oncology. 2017 Sep 19 [Epub]

Thierry Roumeguère, Joseph Sfeir, Elie El Rassy, Simone Albisinni, Pierre Van Antwerpen, Karim Zouaoui Boudjeltia, Nassim Farès, Joseph Kattan, Fouad Aoun

Department of Urology, University Clinics of Brussels, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Erasme Hôpital, 187793 Bruxelles, Belgium., Department of Urology, Hôtel-Dieu de France University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University, Beirut 166830, Lebanon., Department of Oncology, Hôtel-Dieu de France University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University, Beirut 166830, Lebanon., Laboratory of Experimental Medicine, Unit 222, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Charleroi, 6042 Charleroi, Belgium., Research Laboratory of Physiology and PathoPhysiology, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University, Beirut 166830, Lebanon.