Special Issue "Dietary Antioxidants: Their Complex Interplay with Nutrients and Pharmaceuticals"

A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural and Synthetic Antioxidants".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Maria Wallert
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Guest Editor
Institute of Nutrition, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Jena, Germany
Interests: vitamins; inflammation; metabolites; immune cells; macrophages; molecular biology; nutrition; atherosclerosis; fatty liver
Prof. Dr. Marc Birringer
Co-Guest Editor
Department of Nutritional, Food and Consumer Sciences, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, 36037 Fulda, Germany
Interests: oxidative stress; adaptive stress response; vitamins; nutrition; inflammation; natural products; antioxidants
Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorkowski
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Co-Guest Editor
Institute of Nutritional Sciences, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Jena, Germany
Interests: atherosclerosis; dyslipidemia; inflammation; nutrition; macrophages; adaptive stress response; fat-soluble vitamins and their metabolites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Antioxidants are ubiquitous in human nutrition and have the potential to act as nutraceuticals in the prevention or therapy of many chronic diseases driven by oxidative stress. Several micronutrients, namely vitamins and phytochemicals, express antioxidative capacities by regulating redox homeostasis and redox signalling. It is known that for specific populations the dietary intake of antioxidative vitamins, such as vitamins E, D and C, is insufficient. To compensate the dietary deficiencies supplementation with multivitamin complexes or phytochemicals is widely used, regardless of the lack of knowledge on the potential synergistic or antagonistic effects of dietary antioxidants with nutrients and pharmaceuticals. There are central questions of interest which have not been answered so far: In which cell compartment do the dietary antioxidants actually release their potential and affect oxidative processes? How are exogenous antioxidants transported to their place of action? Do they interfere with endogenous antioxidative systems? Which factors, i.e., nutrients and drugs, do interfere with the uptake, bioavailability, accumulation, circulation and excretion of dietary antioxidants in the human body?

To address these questions, the Special Issue "Dietary Antioxidants: their complex interplay with nutrients and pharmaceuticals" aims to collect reports and reviews investigating the underlying molecular mechanisms of the bioavailability of dietary antioxidants, as well as antioxidant-nutrient interactions, antioxidant-drug interactions, and interferences of antioxidants with human metabolism. Furthermore, studies focusing on the development of new experimental approaches, analytical methods and targeted delivery systems of dietary antioxidants will be welcome.

Dr. Maria Wallert
Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Marc Birringer 
Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorkowski
Co-Guest Editors

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 2000 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.


  • bioavailability
  • antioxidant-nutrient interactions
  • antioxidant-drug interactions
  • interferences of antioxidants with metabolism

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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