Special Issue "Women’s Special Issue Series: Antioxidants in Human Health"
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 August 2024 | Viewed by 5920
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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Interests: light-induced damage to the retina; oxidative stress in the ageing retina; age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
Interests: bioactive compounds; Chronic diseases; personalized nutrition; complex mixtures; food synergy; gene expression
Oxidative stress, the overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS), is considered to be one of the main contributing factors for the onset and progression of many human diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases including various heritable retinal degenerations and age-related macular degeneration, for example, as well as aging in general.
A diverse range of contributing factors can cause oxidative stress and ROS production, such as mitochondrial function, inflammation, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, smoking, pollution and even emotional stress.
Dietary antioxidants, such as vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, which are abundant in a variety of human foods, can react with ROS and other reactive species, and thus, help to prevent the onset of such diseases and may even slow the aging process. A number of molecules have been identified, that can exert antioxidant effects by modulating the gene expression leading to the upregulation of cellular antioxidant and detoxification pathways.
This Special Issue “Antioxidants in Human Health” is part of the “Women’s Special Issue Series” and aims to promote, support and encourage the contributions of women in research into antioxidants in human health and related fields.
Both original articles and reviews into all aspects of antioxidants in human health are welcome, from the physico-chemical molecular mechanisms of the initial radical reactions, effects on gene expression and subsequent biochemical and cellular pathways, as well as reactions with other nutrients, proteins and DNA, to the biological/clinical outcomes of consuming specific antioxidant-rich foods or dietary supplementation with antioxidants.
We welcome submissions from all authors, irrespective of gender.
Dr. Ruth Edge
Dr. Malgorzata Rozanowska
Dr. Simone Van Breda
Women’s Special Issue Series
This Special Issue is part of Antioxidants's Women’s Special Issue Series, hosted by women editors for women researchers. The Series advocates the advancement of women in science. We invite contributions to the Special Issue whose lead authors identify as women. The submission of articles with all-women authorship is especially encouraged. However, we do welcome articles from all authors, irrespective of gender.
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- oxidative stress
- Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS)
- women in science
- DNA damage
- human health