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Special Issue "Modulators of Oxidative Stress: Chemical and Pharmacological Aspects"
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: 31 January 2020.
Interests: Pharmacology; therapeutic modulators of oxidative stress
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Reactive oxygen (ROS), nitrogen (RNS), and sulfur (RSS) species are implicated in the pathogenesis of a variety of pathological conditions, including chronic infections, inflammatory disorders, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer. Unfortunately, antioxidant therapies did not prove to be effective in most of the clinical studies for different reasons that have been reviewed elsewhere [1,2]. However, modulation of oxidative stress, particularly through regulation of gene transcription through, e.g., activation or inhibition of Nrf2, is considered to be an important strategy for the development of new drugs for some of these pathologies, such as cardiovascular and neoplastic diseases that are resistant to other treatments [3–5]. The main aim of this Special Issue is to present studies that address different chemical, biological, physiological, pharmaceutical, and pharmacological aspects of the modulation of oxidative stress. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- synthesis and derivatization of oxidative stress modulators with potential pharmacological applications, and the optimization of their antioxidant properties and bioavailability;
- non-radical scavenging mechanisms of action of oxidative stress modulators, particularly the Keap1/Nrf2/ARE signaling pathway;
- pharmacokinetics, metabolic pathways, and antioxidant activity of metabolites
- in vitro and in vivo studies on the pharmacological activity of oxidative stress modulators;
- epidemiological and clinical studies on the efficacy of redox therapies; and
- relevant biological markers for assessing in vivo antioxidant/pro-oxidant activity and its correlation with clinical efficacy.
Prof. Hande Gurer-Orhan
Dr. Višnja Stepanić
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- Sova, M.; Saso, L. Design and development of Nrf2 modulators for cancer chemoprevention and therapy: a review. Drug Des. Devel Ther. 2018, 12, 3181–3197.
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- modulation of oxidative stress
- gene transcription modulation