Special Issue "Health Effects of Natural Antioxidants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: cell signaling and cancer; model tumourigenesis; breast and prostate cancers; oral disorders; antioxidant activity; obesity; molecular biology
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This Special Issue, "Health Effects of Natural Antioxidants", will be based on studies relating to all types of antioxidants and their role in human health and in the prevention of certain diseases.
Free radicals are formed during the metabolic reactions that take place in the human body, and are responsible for oxidative stress, cellular aging, and the development of various other pathologies. Antioxidants operate as “natural shields” by counteracting the formation of radicals. The natural antioxidants (vitamins, phenolic compounds, carotenoids, etc.) present in food are sufficient to meet normal needs, but in particular health situations, external integration can be useful. However, it is not yet clear whether the protective action derives from the individual antioxidants or from the way in which nature has been able to combine them in the various foods. The health effects of natural antioxidants depend on their bioavailability, the knowledge of which is necessary in order to evaluate their biological activity in the target tissues. The most recent knowledge attributes a protective role of natural antioxidants in cancer therapy, increasing its effectiveness and reducing its toxicity. This Issue is dedicated to recent discoveries in the knowledge of the molecular mechanism of action of natural antioxidants, in the study of their bioavailability and their therapeutic use.
Dr. Mariarosaria Boccellino
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- cell signaling and cancer
- model tumourigenesis
- breast and prostate cancers
- oral disorders
- antioxidant activity
- molecular biology