Special Issue "Free Radicals"


A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Isabel C. F. R. Ferreira
Mountain Research Center, School of Agriculture, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, apartado 1172, 5301-855 Bragança, Portugal
E-Mail: iferreira@ipb.pt
Interests: food chemistry; bioactivity of natural products

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Contributions for this issue, both in form of original research and review articles, may cover all aspects related to free radicals belonging to oxygen, nitrogen or sulfur reactive species including methodologies of analysis that elucidate their production, cellular targets and mechanisms of action. Contributions related to antioxidant defences (enzymatic and non enzymatic) that act against free radicals are well come, as also the role of natural products or synthetic products in the help of endogenous antioxidant defence system. In this perspective, the antioxidants present on the diet assume a major importance and contributions describing analysis or isolation of phytochemicals or other bioactive compounds with antioxidant activity are interesting. The synthesis or use of synthetic compounds with activity towards free radicals is also of interest. Contributions reporting prooxidant role of free radicals and their potential benefits or adverse effects are well come, and finally studies describing relations between free radicals and medicine, ageing or food conservation, for example.

Dr. Isabel C. F. R. Ferreira
Guest Editor


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  • free radicals
  • reactive species
  • mechanisms
  • enzymatic/non-enzymatic defences
  • natural/synthetic antioxidants
  • prooxidants
  • applications
  • medicine
  • ageing

Published Papers (4 papers)

by ,  and
Antioxidants 2013, 2(2), 62-76; doi:10.3390/antiox2020062
Received: 8 April 2013; in revised form: 29 May 2013 / Accepted: 6 June 2013 / Published: 18 June 2013
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by , , , , , , ,  and
Antioxidants 2013, 2(4), 273-292; doi:10.3390/antiox2040273
Received: 15 August 2013; in revised form: 22 September 2013 / Accepted: 12 October 2013 / Published: 28 October 2013
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by ,  and
Antioxidants 2013, 2(4), 370-383; doi:10.3390/antiox2040370
Received: 14 August 2013; in revised form: 13 November 2013 / Accepted: 14 November 2013 / Published: 26 November 2013
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by  and
Antioxidants 2013, 2(4), 398-407; doi:10.3390/antiox2040398
Received: 9 October 2013; in revised form: 13 November 2013 / Accepted: 21 November 2013 / Published: 10 December 2013
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Last update: 4 April 2013

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