Special Issue "Effect of Oxidative Stress on Reproduction and Development"
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 December 2020.
Interests: antioxidative physiological defence; steroids and steroid receptors; antioxidants under steroid control; reproductive health assessment; reprotoxicity monitoring; endangered species and validation of non-destructive examination methods; biodiversity conservation microassays
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Interests: oxidative stress monitoring; reactive oxygen species; analytical and physico-chemical methods; electron paramagnetic resonance; non-invasive environmental monitoring; spectroscopic methods
There is a growing amount of literature on the effects of oxidative stress resulting from the imbalance between pro-oxidants and antioxidants. Stressors, by inducing physiological and reproductive disorders, determine failures in various cellular processes, such as development, differentiation, growth, regeneration, and regression, threating the survival of the living species. Although a definite role of free radicals and antioxidants is well-established, there is sparse knowledge of their role in a multitude of stressors such as temperature fluctuations, osmotic stress, alterations in oxygen availability, and other anthropogenic impacts, all factors which can directly affect free radical chemistry during reproduction and development. Therefore, we cordially invite authors to contribute to this Special Issue with original research articles and reviews on how global warming, plastics, biofoulants, metals, etc. induce oxidative stress effects on animal and vegetal reproduction. Critical and objective perspectives on hormones and vitamins and on factors that limit or facilitate fertility and fertilization also fall within the scope of this Special Issue. Data collected on this issue may represent a new opportunity to answer basic questions on conservation and sustainability, and indicate to us how we can perform assessments by oxidant and/or antioxidant detection.
Prof. Dr. Giulia Guerriero
Prof. Dr. Gerardino D’Errico
Manuscript Submission Information
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- free radicals and antioxidants;
- oxidative stress;
- endocrine disruption;
- thermal fertility limit (TFL);
- biodiversity conservation and sustainability;
- hormones and vitamins;
- development and nutrigenomics;
- methods for reactive oxygen species detection and antioxidant property determination;
- investigations on the mechanism of action of new antioxidants under steroid control.