Special Issue "Plant Antioxidants"
A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2013)
Dr. Ehab A. Abourashed
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy / DH 206, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL 60628, USA
Interests: evaluation of the antioxidant activities of natural products; plant secondary metabolites and herbal dietary supplements; characterization of the physicochemical properties and structure-activity relationships of flavonoid/phenolic compounds
Prof. Dr. Luca Sebastiani
Life Sciences Institute – BioLabs, Piazza Martiri Libertà 33, 56127, Pisa, Italy
Phone: +39 050 883070
Fax: +39 050 883495
Interests: plant biotechnology; plant biochemistry; secondary metabolites; biodiversity characterization; food quality; antioxidant; oxidative stress
Oxidative processes are ubiquitous in nature and they play a pivotal role in sustaining life on our planet. Uncontrolled oxidation, however, may result in significant damage to biological systems and to the environment that can be dangerous and costly. Prevalence and propagation of serious diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and many heart conditions; deterioration of the environment; as well as spoilage of products and commodities are examples of the damaging effects of oxidation and oxidative species. The ability of some antioxidants to act as pro-oxidants further complicates the situation. Consequently, the discovery and development of safe and effective antioxidants has been a major area of scientific research and, although many such agents currently exist, the plant kingdom continue to offer new chemical entities that have potential as sustainable, safe and effective antioxidants.
The purpose of this special issue of “Antioxidants” is to provide a current overview on the progress of research on plant secondary metabolites, or their analogs, that qualify as antioxidant agents. This will be achieved through the contributions of experts in the field of plant antioxidant discovery and development. You are thus invited to submit an original research or review article to this issue that focuses on such topics as chemistry of plant antioxidants; evaluation of antioxidant activity; development of antioxidant assays; antioxidant mechanisms; chemoprevention; health, medicine and environmental applications of antioxidants, improving antixotidant content in plants and plant derived products; and other related topics.
Dr. Ehab A. Abourashed
Prof. Dr. Luca Sebastiani
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antioxidants is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- plant secondary metabolites
- antioxidant natural products/secondary metabolites
- cancer chemoprevention
- free-radical scavenging
- semisynthetic analogs
- antioxidant evaluation/assays
- oxidative stress
- antioxidant botanicals/herbal products
Antioxidants 2014, 3(1), 1-23; doi:10.3390/antiox3010001
Received: 16 October 2013; in revised form: 27 November 2013 / Accepted: 28 November 2013 / Published: 20 December 2013| PDF Full-text (387 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Antioxidants 2013, 2(4), 340-369; doi:10.3390/antiox2040340
Received: 14 July 2013; in revised form: 8 October 2013 / Accepted: 28 October 2013 / Published: 26 November 2013| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (1019 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Correction | Supplementary Files
Antioxidants 2013, 2(4), 309-325; doi:10.3390/antiox2040309
Received: 22 September 2013; in revised form: 22 October 2013 / Accepted: 25 October 2013 / Published: 5 November 2013| PDF Full-text (439 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Antioxidants 2013, 2(4), 265-272; doi:10.3390/antiox2040265
Received: 11 September 2013; in revised form: 22 September 2013 / Accepted: 27 September 2013 / Published: 24 October 2013| PDF Full-text (584 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Characterization of Changes in Polyphenols, Antioxidant Capacity and Physico-Chemical Parameters during Lowbush Blueberry Fruit Ripening
Antioxidants 2013, 2(4), 216-229; doi:10.3390/antiox2040216
Received: 22 August 2013; in revised form: 24 September 2013 / Accepted: 27 September 2013 / Published: 15 October 2013| PDF Full-text (206 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Antioxidants 2013, 2(4), 206-215; doi:10.3390/antiox2040206
Received: 1 August 2013; in revised form: 18 September 2013 / Accepted: 22 September 2013 / Published: 30 September 2013| PDF Full-text (251 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: Phenolic Compounds in Apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.): Compounds Characterization and Stability during Postharvest and after Processing
Antioxidants 2013, 2(3), 181-193; doi:10.3390/antiox2030181
Received: 8 August 2013; in revised form: 3 September 2013 / Accepted: 6 September 2013 / Published: 18 September 2013| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (1158 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Communication: Antioxidant Activity and Phenolic Content of Streblus asper Leaves from Various Drying Methods
Antioxidants 2013, 2(3), 156-166; doi:10.3390/antiox2030156
Received: 7 June 2013; in revised form: 31 July 2013 / Accepted: 23 August 2013 / Published: 30 August 2013| PDF Full-text (385 KB) | HTML Full-text
Antioxidants 2013, 2(3), 132-155; doi:10.3390/antiox2030132
Received: 11 July 2013; in revised form: 24 July 2013 / Accepted: 26 July 2013 / Published: 6 August 2013| Cited by 2 | PDF Full-text (307 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Evaluation of Antioxidant Status of Two Limoniastrum Species Growing Wild in Tunisian Salty Lands
Antioxidants 2013, 2(3), 122-131; doi:10.3390/antiox2030122
Received: 13 June 2013; in revised form: 19 July 2013 / Accepted: 23 July 2013 / Published: 2 August 2013| PDF Full-text (349 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Antioxidant, Iron Chelating and Tyrosinase Inhibitory Activities of Extracts from Talinum triangulare Leach Stem
Antioxidants 2013, 2(3), 90-99; doi:10.3390/antiox2030090
Received: 11 May 2013; in revised form: 14 June 2013 / Accepted: 28 June 2013 / Published: 17 July 2013| PDF Full-text (214 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Antioxidants 2013, 2(3), 77-89; doi:10.3390/antiox2030077
Received: 6 May 2013; in revised form: 13 June 2013 / Accepted: 28 June 2013 / Published: 11 July 2013| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (438 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Last update: 24 June 2013