Special Issue "Dietary Antioxidants in Mediterranean Diet"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.
Interests: redox signaling; oxidative stress; antioxidants; iron homeostasis; labile iron; apoptotic cell death; cellular senescence
Extensive epidemiological, clinical, and experimental data associate the Mediterranean diet with protection against chronic diseases (e.g. cardiovascular disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases) and increased longevity. The Mediterranean diet is characterized by high amounts of olive oil and frequent consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and aromatic herbs. Since oxidative stress has been linked with numerous pathological conditions, it is proposed that the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet are due to the wide variety of dietary antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, carotenoids, (poly)phenols, and minerals, that it provides. Consequently, several molecular mechanisms of action of dietary antioxidants have been proposed in an attempt to shed some light on the preventive effect of the Mediterranean diet.
Contributions to this Special Issue may cover all research aspects related to the characterization of antioxidant compositions of Mediterranean plant foods, the bioavailability and bioaccessibility of dietary antioxidants, In Vitro and In Vivo methods for the assessment of antioxidant potency of the Mediterranean diet’s components, state-of-the-art techniques to determine the contribution of dietary compounds to antioxidant intake, and the mechanisms of action of dietary antioxidants in disease prevention.
Dr. Vlasios Goulas
Dr. Alexandra Barbouti
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- bioactive compounds
- chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques
- structural elucidation of antioxidants
- in vivo and in vitro antioxidant activity
- high resolution antioxidant screening techniques
- mechanism(s) of action of antioxidants
- oxidative stress
- reactive oxygen species
- oxidative stress -related diseases
- mediterranean diet