Special Issue "Radioprotective Effects of Antioxidants"

A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Outcomes of Antioxidants and Oxidative Stress".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 93

Special Issue Editors

Dalton Cumbrian Facility, The University of Manchester, Westlakes Science and Technology Park, Moor Row, Cumbria CA24 3HA, UK
Interests: principal research interests involve free radical research in radiation and photochemistry, in particular, studying the spectroscopy and kinetics of free radicals and excited states in chemistry, biology and medicine; main area of interest is the radical and excited state mechanisms of dietary carotenoids and other antioxidants, in order to understand the photo and radio protective properties of the carotenoids and gain insights into how these compounds affect the progress of a wide range of diseases; other interests include the damage radicals inflict on the basic biological building blocks of proteins, DNA and RNA and how antioxidants can inhibit this damage
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Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Interests: carcinogenic effects of UV on skin with particular emphasis on dietary and antioxidant prevention of carcinogenic expression; dietary interests have included dietary fats, particularly the level of dietary polyunsaturated fats, and omega-3 fatty acids on UV-carcinogenesis; preventive effects of antioxidants have included phenols and carotenoids; recent interests have turned to the role of reactive oxygen species in the aetiology of diabetes and the link to cancer
School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Keele University, Keele, UK
Interests: molecular mechanisms associated with effects of ionizing UV and high energy radiation with particular interest in dietary carotenoids; treatment of neonatal jaundice, psoriasis, sun-induced skin damage and hair damage; role of xanthophylls in age-related macular degradation, and melanogenesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Radiation exposure can cause a range of symptoms in humans, ranging from skin and eye damage to birth defects, infertility and cancer. Both ionizing and non-ionizing radiation can cause this damage and such damage, especially for skin, can range from cancer to cosmetic effects. This Special Issue, titled ‘Radioprotective Effects of Antioxidants’, invites you to submit novel research or reviews on antioxidant protection of damage caused by ionising and/or non-ionising radiation.  Examples of topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Antioxidants acting as sunscreens for UV radiation (including commercial products), e.g., photochemical studies of commercial sunscreens (UVA and UVB absorbers) as well as carotenoids or other antioxidants and their UV degradation in normal use.
  • Antioxidants as eye protectors, e.g., against blue light damage or preventing cataract.
  • Antioxidants as radioprotectors for both medical exposures to ionizing radiation (such as X-rays or during cancer therapy).
  • Antioxidants as radioprotectors for the acute effects of high ionizing radiation exposure during accidents.

A range of study types are also welcome, including: 

  • Photochemical and photophysical studies on the mechanisms of protection, such as reactions with radicals and other reactive oxygen species (ROS).
  • In vitro or ex vivo cell studies of radioprotection.
  • Model animal studies on radioprotection by antioxidants.
  • Human epidemiological or intervention trials on the clinical outcomes of specific antioxidants, or antioxidant rich foods as radiation protectants.

The aim of this Special Issue, ‘Radioprotective Effects of Antioxidants’, is to supply an overview of the current knowledge in this field through the publication of original articles or short communications, as well as reviews.

Dr. Ruth Edge
Prof. Dr. Homer S. Black
Prof. Dr. George Truscott
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antioxidants is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • radiation protection
  • ionizing radiation
  • photoprotection
  • ultraviolet (UV)
  • vitamins
  • phytochemicals
  • sunscreens

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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