Special Issue "Natural Products as Antioxidants"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Maria G. Miguel
Universidade do Algarve, IBB-Centro de Biotecnologia Vegetal, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Edif. 8, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
E-Mail: mgmiguel@ualg.pt
Phone: +351 289800900
Interests: In vitro antioxidant activity; in vivo antioxidant activity; phenols; terpenes; anti-inflammatory activity; free radicals; ageing; healthy eating

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. João Rocha
Pharmacology and Translational Research Group (iMed.UL–FFUL), Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Lisboa 1649-003, Portugal
E-Mail: jrocha@ff.ul.pt
Phone: +351 217946400
Interests: Pharmacology of Local and Systemic Inflammation; Immunopharmacology; Lung Injury; Herbal Medicines and Functional Foods

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Natural products have played an important role in the discovery of new drugs and innovative mechanisms of action. Among the various mechanisms exhibited by substances originating from natural products, antioxidant effects have been one of the most studied and pursued mechanisms. Given the importance of oxidative stress and the deleterious effects of reactive oxygen species in several diseases, it is very important to study molecules that are able to prevent or reduce the magnitude of these oxidative mediators. One of the main consequences or/and precursors of an oxidative process is inflammation. An inflammatory process can either initiate or be a consequence of cellular oxidative stress. Given the association of inflammation with several diseases (e.g., diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, respiratory diseases and even cancer) the oxidative process is a potentially useful pharmacological target for many pathological conditions.
This issue invites researchers to contribute to original research articles as well as review articles related to the isolation, identification, and pharmacological characterization (pharmacokinetically and pharmacodynamically) of marine or plant natural products that exhibit antioxidant mechanisms with relevance as potential pharmacological targets.

Dr. Maria G. Miguel,
Prof. Dr. João Rocha
Guest Editors


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  • antioxidant
  • inflammation
  • anti-inflammatory
  • pharmacology
  • natural products
  • functional foods
  • plant
  • marine

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p. 618-635
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Antioxidants 2014, 3(3), 618-635; doi:10.3390/antiox3030618
Received: 30 June 2014; in revised form: 15 August 2014 / Accepted: 22 August 2014 / Published: 19 September 2014
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p. 604-617
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Antioxidants 2014, 3(3), 604-617; doi:10.3390/antiox3030604
Received: 8 July 2014; in revised form: 20 August 2014 / Accepted: 25 August 2014 / Published: 17 September 2014
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