Special Issue "Plant Antioxidants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2013).
Interests: evaluation of the antioxidant activities of natural products; plant secondary metabolites and herbal dietary supplements; characterization of the physicochemical properties and structure-activity relationships of flavonoid/phenolic compounds
Interests: plant biotechnology; plant biochemistry; secondary metabolites; biodiversity characterization; food quality; antioxidant; oxidative stress
Oxidative processes are ubiquitous in nature and they play a pivotal role in sustaining life on our planet. Uncontrolled oxidation, however, may result in significant damage to biological systems and to the environment that can be dangerous and costly. Prevalence and propagation of serious diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and many heart conditions; deterioration of the environment; as well as spoilage of products and commodities are examples of the damaging effects of oxidation and oxidative species. The ability of some antioxidants to act as pro-oxidants further complicates the situation. Consequently, the discovery and development of safe and effective antioxidants has been a major area of scientific research and, although many such agents currently exist, the plant kingdom continue to offer new chemical entities that have potential as sustainable, safe and effective antioxidants.
The purpose of this special issue of “Antioxidants” is to provide a current overview on the progress of research on plant secondary metabolites, or their analogs, that qualify as antioxidant agents. This will be achieved through the contributions of experts in the field of plant antioxidant discovery and development. You are thus invited to submit an original research or review article to this issue that focuses on such topics as chemistry of plant antioxidants; evaluation of antioxidant activity; development of antioxidant assays; antioxidant mechanisms; chemoprevention; health, medicine and environmental applications of antioxidants, improving antixotidant content in plants and plant derived products; and other related topics.
Dr. Ehab A. Abourashed
Prof. Dr. Luca Sebastiani
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 1400 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.
- plant secondary metabolites
- antioxidant natural products/secondary metabolites
- cancer chemoprevention
- free-radical scavenging
- semisynthetic analogs
- antioxidant evaluation/assays
- oxidative stress
- antioxidant botanicals/herbal products