Special Issue "Mechanisms of Plant Antioxidants Action"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: plant biochemistry; isolation and identification of polyphenols; evaluation of biological potentials of polyphenols on isolate cells in culture; identification of molecular mechanisms of antioxidants action
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Plants kingdom have always play a vital role for the isolation, identification and modification of compounds able to perform health promoting properties on live organisms.
Moreover, antioxidants are important components in the mechanism of signalling and defence of the same plant, where they are precursors of compounds of greater complexity, modulator of plant growth, as well as defensive system against pathogenic organisms and predators. The extraordinary variety of chemical structure and substitution present in the different plants antioxidant, make them an inestimable source of interesting compounds able to counteract reactive oxygen/nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) and to stimulate the activation of signal cascade inside the cells. The mechanism by which they detoxify this dangerous compounds are complex and involved both direct or indirect interaction with radicals. Antioxidants inhibit or quench free radical reactions mainly based on their reducing capacity or hydrogen atom donating capacity, but also solubility and chelating properties have a remarkable importance in the process, as well as their ability to modulated key metabolic enzymes and activation/block of genes transcription. Taking into accounts the high interest in plant antioxidants as an emerging challenge for the development of health promoting compounds and potential biotechnological applications, this Special Issue will cover a wide variety of areas, aiming to contribute to the overall knowledge of molecular mechanism of antioxidants action by multiple point of view on both in the producers and in the consumers.
Prof. Davide Barreca
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- free radicals
- activation/block of signal cascade
- antioxidant modulation of key metabolic enzymes
- oxidative stress
- hydrogen atom transfer, single electron transfer
- antioxidant assays