Special Issue "Antioxidants and Retinal Disease"
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: closed (31 January 2019)
Increasing evidence attributes a role to oxidative stress in many retinal diseases. Several cellular mechanisms have been described in photoreceptor degenerative diseases, light-induced retinal damage, age-related macular degeneration, etc. Increased reactive oxygen species have been reported as a consequence of mutations, or as the triggering mechanism for cell death in different retinal cell types, in experimental disease models, in vivo and in vitro. Human ocular tissue samples have confirmed most of these proposals. More recently, circulating markers, e.g., exosomal cargo, have been described and proposed to be useful not only for diagnostic purposes, but also as targeted carriers for deficient molecules, such as antioxidants or enhancers of antioxidant capacity. Despite this accumulated evidence, not enough clear-cut results seem to support antioxidant supplements as therapeutic aids, or the composition and amount of the different molecules in such supplements. Furthermore, bioavailability, distribution and interactions between antioxidant molecules are systematically required to be able to propose natural or artificial antioxidants as preventive or therapeutic strategies for retinal diseases. This Special Issue welcomes submissions related to any aspect of antioxidants and retinal tissue in health and disease.
Prof. Dr. Francisco Javier Romero
Dr. Maria Miranda
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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 monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 550 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.