Phenolic Melatonin-Related Compounds: Their Role as Chemical Protectors against Oxidative Stress
AbstractThere is currently no doubt about the serious threat that oxidative stress (OS) poses to human health. Therefore, a crucial strategy to maintain a good health status is to identify molecules capable of offering protection against OS through chemical routes. Based on the known efficiency of the phenolic and melatonin (MLT) families of compounds as antioxidants, it is logical to assume that phenolic MLT-related compounds should be (at least) equally efficient. Unfortunately, they have been less investigated than phenols, MLT and its non-phenolic metabolites in this context. The evidence reviewed here strongly suggests that MLT phenolic derivatives can act as both primary and secondary antioxidants, exerting their protection through diverse chemical routes. They all seem to be better free radical scavengers than MLT and Trolox, while some of them also surpass ascorbic acid and resveratrol. However, there are still many aspects that deserve further investigations for this kind of compounds. View Full-Text
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Galano, A.; Castañeda-Arriaga, R.; Pérez-González, A.; Tan, D.-X.; Reiter, R.J. Phenolic Melatonin-Related Compounds: Their Role as Chemical Protectors against Oxidative Stress. Molecules 2016, 21, 1442.
Galano A, Castañeda-Arriaga R, Pérez-González A, Tan D-X, Reiter RJ. Phenolic Melatonin-Related Compounds: Their Role as Chemical Protectors against Oxidative Stress. Molecules. 2016; 21(11):1442.Chicago/Turabian Style
Galano, Annia; Castañeda-Arriaga, Romina; Pérez-González, Adriana; Tan, Dun-Xian; Reiter, Russel J. 2016. "Phenolic Melatonin-Related Compounds: Their Role as Chemical Protectors against Oxidative Stress." Molecules 21, no. 11: 1442.
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