Special Issue "Oxidative Stress-Induced by Environmental and Lifestyle Stressors: Impact on Reproductive Health and Development 3rd Edition"

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 September 2024 | Viewed by 181

Special Issue Editors

Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Ksaverska cesta 2, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: human biomonitoring; metals/metalloids; pesticides; oxidative stress; antioxidants; combined exposure and interactions; health effects; metabolomics; biomarkers; analytical chemistry
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The Institute of Biotechnology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Trieda A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia
Interests: reproductive biology; andrology; toxicology; oxidative stress; antioxidants
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Our previous Special Issues on "Oxidative Stress Induced by Environmental and Lifestyle Stressors: Impact on Reproductive Health and Development” https://www.mdpi.com/journal/antioxidants/special_issues/Oxidative_Stress_Reproductive_Health and https://www.mdpi.com/journal/antioxidants/special_issues/Oxidative_Stress_Reproductive_Health_II received numerous submissions and were a successful compilation of research and review articles. A growing body of evidence supports the contribution of environmental and lifestyle stressors to the increased risk of developing non-communicable diseases, and large gaps in the knowledge surrounding the underlying biological mechanisms remain. Therefore, we wish to further explore the role of oxidative stress in reproductive and developmental health disorders related to exposure to environmental and lifestyle stressors.

Many environmental and lifestyle factors exert their toxic effects on reproductive health and development through impaired antioxidant defence and oxidative damage. Moreover, environmental exposure and the lifestyles of parents may play important roles in the future health status of any offspring, and oxidative stress and inflammation may be key mediators in this programming. The identification of risk factors and understanding the complex mechanisms underlying the various reproductive and developmental health disorders are fundamental research priorities. Comprehensive research using novel “omics” technologies and bioinformatics can provide a more holistic perspective and better understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind these adverse health effects. This Special Issue of Antioxidants titled “Oxidative Stress Induced by Environmental Stressors: Impact on the Reproductive Health and Development 3” focuses on the latest research related but not restricted to:

  • The role of oxidative stress in the reproductive and developmental toxicity of metals/metalloids, pesticides, mycotoxins, phthalates, bisphenol A, parabens, flame retardants, nanoparticles and microplastics;
  • The contribution of smoking, alcohol, drug of abuse, nutrition and obesity to oxidative stress and adverse health effects;
  • The adverse effects of circadian rhythm disruption (chronodisruption) on reproductive health and development;
  • The ameliorative/beneficial effects of antioxidants;
  • The parameters of oxidative stress/antioxidant defence as potential novel biomarkers of reproductive and developmental health disorders;
  • The proteomic and metabolomic signature of oxidative stress;
  • The role of oxidative stress in the epigenetic modification of reproductive health and development;
  • The impact of oxidative stress induced by early exposure to environmental and lifestyle factors on health disorders in later life.

Of interest are studies on low-level exposure and the effects of multiple toxicants/stressors and their interactions. Both observational (human biomonitoring) and experimental (in vivo and in vitro) studies are welcome. We invite authors in the field to submit their original articles, reviews, perspectives and short communications on this important topic.

Dr. Alica Pizent
Dr. Eva Tvrdá
Guest Editors

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  • foetal programming (developmental origins of health and disease)
  • environmental exposure
  • developmental and reproductive toxicology
  • human biomonitoring
  • fertility
  • pregnancy
  • offspring
  • cancers of the reproductive system
  • biomarker discovery
  • “omics”
  • epigenetics
  • antioxidants

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