Special Issue "Astaxanthin: A Potential Therapeutic Agent"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2020).
Interests: oxidative stress; drug delivery; antioxidants
Oxidative stress, inflammation, and apoptosis are some of the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of several diseases such as cardiovascular pathologies, neurodegenerative disorders, diabetes, and cancer. Founding new therapeutic molecules capable of maintaining cellular redox homeostasis and blocking oxidative stress are hallenges of crucial importance.
Because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, astaxanthin, a xanthophyll carotenoid extracted from marine organisms and microalgae, has been proposed for repairing and protecting cells and tissues or as a nutraceutical/cosmeceutical ingredient to prevent oxidative stress-related diseases. Epidemiological studies suggest that astaxanthin prevents the free radical-dependent oxidation of LDL, cholesterol, proteins, or DNA, by capturing free radicals and by reducing stress induced by ROS.
This Special Issue aims to highlight recent research about astaxanthin’s potential as a therapeutic agent. Despite significant growing evidence suggesting that astaxanthin has a potential health-promoting effect in the prevention and treatment of several pathologies, research advances need to be reported. Original research (in vitro, in vivo, and clinical) and reviews to highlight the therapeutic potential effect of astaxanthin are encouraged to be presented in this Special Issue.
Dr. Graciela Pavon-Djavid
Manuscript Submission Information
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- therapeutic agent
- oxidative stress
- clinical trials
- animal studies
- in vitro
- gene expression
- drug delivery