This informative volume presents a valuable overview of the therapeutic aspects as well as applications of antioxidants. It discusses the basic mechanisms of therapy-based oxidative damage and categorization of nutritional antioxidants and covers the sources of antioxidants as well as their extraction and quantification. The volume considers the controversies of the usefulness or disadvantages of antioxidant supplementation in relation to adaptation and performance and also looks at the effectiveness of bioactives and antioxidant-based therapies for specific health issues, such as anemia, infectious diseases, urinary tract infections, Parkinson’s diseases, and diabetes.
The book discusses the sensing of oxidative stress and the effectiveness of antioxidant treatment, followed by an introduction to several biomarkers to estimate the bioefficacy of dietary/supplemental antioxidants in various forms. Also considered are free radicals that can cause “oxidative stress,” a process that can trigger cell damage, and how antioxidant molecules have been shown to counteract oxidative stress in laboratory experiments.
Table of Contents
1. Nano-Antioxidants, a Next-Generation Therapeutic Strategy
Pallavi Singh Chauhan, Shivam Tayal, and Namrata Jha
2. Role of Phytomedicine in the Challenges to Combat Anemia
3. Role of Free Radicals during Infection and the Advancement of Antioxidants to Improve the Treatment of Infectious Diseases
Manitosh Pandey, Sonia Johri, and Sakshi Talwar
4. Role of Antioxidants in Diabetes
Lalita Kushwah, Rupali Dutt, GBKS Prasah, and D. K. Sharma
5. Extraction and Quantification of Antioxidants
Neha Chauhan and Surbhi Antarkar
6. Comparative Estimation of Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Activity of Bioactive Components with Special Reference to Urinary Tract Infections
Pallavi Singh Chauhan, Anuj Dubey, and Sonia Johri
7. Citrus Fruits and Their By-Products, Power House of Remedial Antioxidants
Hradesh Rajput, Pratistha Srivastava, Rita Sharma
8. Antioxidative Defense System in Plants
Renu Yadav, Minerva Sharma, Portia Sharma, and Udita Tiwari
9. Bryophytes, An Extensive Source of Antioxidants
10. Natural Antioxidants in the Management of Alzheimer’s Disease
11. Oxidative Stress and Parkinson’s Disease, a Role of Current Therapies
Kavita Singh, Aarshi Vashistha, and GBKS Prasad
12. Solanum lycopersicum, a Reservoir of Antioxidants
Madhu Parmar, Hradesh Rajput, and Sonia Johri
Pallavi Singh Chauhan, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior, India, as well as a researcher. Her research focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and multiple biomedical application of nanoparticles. The major fields of science that are relevant to Dr. Chauhan’s work include nanotechnology, nanobioscience, biomedical application of nanotechnology, nanotoxicity, magnetic nanostructures, nanocatalysts, and nanoparticle systems of metals and metal oxides.
Sonia Johri, PhD, is Dean of Academics and Associate Professor in the Department of Life Sciences at ITM University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. She has over 40 papers to her credit in journals of national and international repute. She is an external member of the Board of Studies in Biochemistry at Jiwaji University and a member of the Institutional Animal Ethical Committee at ITM University, Gwalior. She has authored a book entitled Practical Biochemistry, and she is a reviewer for various national and international journals. Dr. Johri has 23 years of research experience and has worked extensively in the diversified fields of metal toxicity, anemia, hepatoprotection, oxidative stress, and biofuels.
“A comprehensive overview of the current scientific knowledge on the health effects of dietary and supplemental antioxidants (such as vitamins C and E). Chapters integrate information from basic research and animal studies, epidemiologic studies, and clinical intervention trials.”
—From the Foreword by Kamal Kant Dwivedi, PhD, Vice Chancellor, ITM University Gwalior, India