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Handbook of Antioxidants

2nd Edition

Edited by Lester Packer

CRC Press

732 pages

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Hardback: 9780824705473
pub: 2001-10-26
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Contains new and expanded material on antioxidants in beverages and herbal products, nitric oxide and selenium, and the effect of vitamin C on cardiovascular disease and of lipoic acid on aging, hyperglycemia, and insulin resistance!

Offering over 4200 contemporary references-2000 more than the previous edition-the Second Edition of the Handbook of Antioxidants is an up-to-the-minute source for nutritionists and dietitians, cell biologists and biochemists, cardiologists, oncologists, dermatologists, and medical students in these disciplines.



…presents the most recent research on the biochemical, physiological, and clinical aspects of antioxidant molecules….an in-depth account of the current knowledge.

"-Food Trade Review

Table of Contents

General Topics

Food-Derived Antioxidants: How to Evaluate Their Importance in Food and In Vivo

Barry Halliwell

Measurement of Total Antioxidant Capacity in Nutritional and Clinical Studies

Guohua Cao and Ronald L. Prior

Quantification of Isoprostanes as Indicators of Oxidant Stress In Vivo

Jason D. Morrow, William E. Zackert, Daniel S. Van der Ende, Erin E. Reich, Erin S. Terry, Brian Cox, Stephanie C. Sanchez, Thomas J. Montine, and L. Jackson Roberts

Vitamin E

Efficacy of Vitamin E in Human Health and Disease

Sharon V. Landvick, Anthony T. Diplock, and Lester Packer

Vitamin E Bioavailability, Biokinetics, and Metabolism

Maret G. Traber

Biological Activity of Tocotrienols

Stefan U. Weber and Gerald Rimbach

Vitamin C

Vitamin C: From Molecular Mechanisms to Optimum Uptake

Sebastian J. Padayatty, Rushad Daruwala, Yaohui Wang, Peter Eck, Jian Song, Woo S. Koh, and Mark Levine

Vitamin C and Cardiovascular Diseases

Anitra C. Carr and Balz Frei

Epidemiological and Clinical Aspects of Ascorbate and Cancer

James E. Enstrom


Carotenoids: Linking Chemistry, Absorption, and Metabolism to Potential Roles in Human Health and Disease

Denise M. Deming, Thomas W. M. Boileau, Kasey H. Heintz, Christine A. Atkinson, and John W. Erdman, Jr.

Antioxidant Effects of Carotenoids: Implication in Photoprotection in Humans

Wilhelm Stahl and Helmut Sies

Oxidative Breakdown of Carotenoids and Biological Effects of Their Metabolites

Werner G. Siems, Olaf Sommerburg, and Frederik J. G. M. van Kuijk

Carotenoids in the Nutrition of Infants

Olaf Sommerburg, Werner G. Siems, Kristina Meissner, and Michael Leichsenring

Human Studies on Bioavailability and Serum Response of Carotenoids

Elizabeth J. Johnson

Polyphenols and Flavonoids

Caffeic Acid and Related Antioxidant Compounds: Biochemical and Cellular Effects

João Laranjinha

Polyphenols and Flavonoids Protect LDL Against Atherogenic Modifications

Bianca Fuhrman and Michael Aviram

Phytoestrogen Content in Foods and Their Role in Cancer

Anna H. Wu and Malcolm C. Pike

Peroxynitrite Scavenging by Mitochondrial Reductants and Plant Polyphenols

Alberto Boveris, Silvia Alvarez, Silvia Lores Arnaiz, and Laura B. Valdez

Antioxidants in Beverages and Herbal Products

Antioxidant and Other Properties of Green and Black Tea

Philip J. Rijken, Douglas A. Balentine, C. A. J. van Mierlo, I. Paetau-Robinson, F. van de Put, Paul T. Quinlan, Ute M. Weisgerber, and Sheila A. Wiseman

The Phenolic Wine Antioxidants

Andrew L. Waterhouse

French Maritime Pine Bark: Pycnogenol

Gerald Rimbach, Fabio Virgili, and Lester Packer

Spices as Potent Antioxidants with Therapeutic Potential

Bharat B. Aggarwal, Nihal Ahmad, and Hasan Mukhtar

Lipoic Acid and Glutathione

Lipoic Acid: Cellular Metabolism, Antioxidant Activity, and Clinical Relevance

Oren Tirosh, Sashwati Roy, and Lester Packer

Cellular Effects of Lipoic Acid and Its Role in Aging

Régis Moreau , Wei-Jian Zhang, and Tory M. Hagen

Vascular Complications in Diabetes: Mechanisms and the Influence of Antioxidants

Peter Rösen, Hans-Jurgen Tritschler, and Lester Packer

Therapeutic Effects of Lipoic Acid on Hyperglycemia and Insulin Resistance

Erik J. Henriksen

Bioavailability of Glutathione

Dean P. Jones


Antioxidant Capacity of Melatonin

Russel J. Reiter, Dun-xian Tan, Lucien C. Manchester, and Juan R. Calvo

Radical and Reactive Intermediate-Scavenging Properties of Melatonin in Pure Chemical Systems

Maria A. Livrea, Luisa Tesoriere, Dun-xian Tan, and Russel J. Reiter


Selenium: An Antioxidant?

Regina Brigelius-Flohé, Matilde Maiorino, Fulvio Ursini, and Leopold Flohé

Selenium Status and Prevention of Chronic Diseases

Paul Kneckt

Nitric Oxide

Antioxidant Properties of Nitric Oxide

Homero Rubbo and Rafael Radi

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Nutrition
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General