Pharmacological Characterization of Natural Antioxidants
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Natural antioxidants—phenolic compounds, carotenoids and vitamins—are mainly derived from food and medicinal plants. These natural compounds exhibit a wide range of biological activities, which may support their therapeutic potential in diseases such as diabetes, cancer, brain stroke, neurodegenerative disorders, and cardiovascular diseases. In addition, natural antioxidants exhibit beneficial effect on human health by protection against free radicals, a property that has increased the consumption of these compounds in nutraceuticals and food supplements. In fact, the rise in prevalence of lifestyle diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, has shifted the consumption pattern towards the adoption of healthy habits, expanding the world market for natural antioxidants. The potential benefits for human health motivate a constant search for natural substances that are able to treat or prevent many diseases in which oxidative stress is a key pathophysiological event.
It has recently been proposed that the pharmacological mechanisms of natural antioxidants are more complex than their classical hydrogen-donating antioxidant activity, and likely include the modulation of intracellular signaling cascades as well as the modulation of gene expression and epigenetic mechanisms. On the other hand, although the understanding of the effects and mechanisms of natural antioxidants has advanced in recent years, the characterization of the pharmacological properties and mechanisms of action of these compounds is still a topic under investigation.
The Special Issue " Pharmacological Characterization of Natural Antioxidants" invites researchers to contribute to original research articles and review articles related to the pharmacology of natural antioxidants, including clinical and preclinical studies of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, with in silico, in vitro and in vivo approaches.
Prof. Dr. Cristiane Flora Villarreal
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