Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Benefits, Sources, Mechanisms of Action

Edited by Viduranga Waisundara

Australian College of Business & Technology

Antioxidants are one of the most sought-after biological compounds of interest to both scientific and nonscientific communities. The term gained popularity with the advent of identifying these compounds as having the ability to maintain health and wellness by combating against pathways leading to non-communicable diseases. This book covers several aspects of antioxidants—mechanisms of action, assays of measuring potency, sources, and even methods of isolation and identification. While it may seem these aspects have been covered in depth in several publications before this, this book intends to be positioned as an update, especially since the area of antioxidant research is as dynamic as ever. There are several chapters that might be of interest to health buffs, specifically those who are quite keen on maintaining health and wellness.

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AntioxidantsBenefits, Sources, Mechanisms of ActionEdited by Viduranga Waisundara

Published: September 8th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.92918

ISBN: 978-1-83968-865-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-864-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-866-9

Copyright year: 2021

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1. Antioxidants: Pharmacothearapeutic Boon for Diabetes

By Varuna Suresh, Amala Reddy, Pavithra Muthukumar and Thendarl Selvam


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2. Micronutrient Antioxidants in the Chemoprevention of Breast Cancer and Effect on Breast Cancer Outcomes

By Donovan McGrowder, Fabian Miller, Chukwuemeka Nwokocha, Cameil Wilson-Clarke, Melisa Anderson, Lennox Anderson-Jackson and Lowen Williams


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3. Role of Antioxidants Supplementation in the Treatment of Male Infertility

By Houda Amor, Nyaz Shelko, Massooma Mohammed, Peter Michael Jankowski and Mohamad Eid Hammadeh


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4. Antioxidants in Female Reproductive Biology

By Banashree Nath and Hirok Roy


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5. Thiol Reduction and Cardiolipin Improve Complex I Activity and Free Radical Production in Liver Mitochondria of Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats

By Manjury Jatziry Hernández-Esparza, Claudia Guadalupe Flores-Ledesma, Rocío Montoya-Pérez, Elizabeth Calderón-Cortés, Alfredo Saavedra-Molina, Alain Raimundo Rodríguez-Orozco and Christian Cortés-Rojo


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6. Antioxidant and Oxidative Stress

By Betül Çalişkan and Ali Cengiz Çalişkan


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7. Natural Antioxidants to the Rescue?

By Cenk Aydin and Nilay Seyidoglu


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8. An Antioxidant Defense System in Radiation-Resistant Bacterium Deinococcus geothermalis against Oxidative Stress

By Chanjae Lee, Min K. Bae and Sung-Jae Lee


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9. The Two Sides of Dietary Antioxidants in Cancer Therapy

By Musbau Adewumi Akanji, Heritage Demilade Fatinukun, Damilare Emmanuel Rotimi, Boluwatife Lawrence Afolabi and Oluyomi Stephen Adeyemi


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10. Antioxidant and Infertility

By Huda Mahmood Shakir


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11. The Role of Lycopene in Chronic Lung Diseases

By Emilio Balbuena, Junrui Cheng and Abdulkerim Eroglu


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12. Management of Diabetic Eye Disease Using Carotenoids and Nutrients

By Drake W. Lem, Dennis L. Gierhart and Pinakin Gunvant Davey


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13. Antioxidant Activity: The Presence and Impact of Hydroxyl Groups in Small Molecules of Natural and Synthetic Origin

By Mohammed Ali Al-Mamary and Ziad Moussa


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14. Vitamin C and Sepsis

By Adriana Françozo de Melo, Giulia Oliveira Timo and Mauricio Homem-de-Mello


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15. Phytochemical Antioxidants: Past, Present and Future

By Yasuko Sakihama and Hideo Yamasaki


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16. Broad Efficacy of Scavenging Free Radicals: Cordyceps sp.

By Loknath Deshmukh, Rajendra Singh and Sardul Singh Sandhu


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17. One Health and the Positive Effects of Alaskan Blueberries

By Vincent F. Lembo and Cheryl A. Frye


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18. Antioxidant Properties of Alpine Plant

By Vijay Laxmi Trivedi and Mohan Chandra Nautiyal


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19. Use of Selected Antioxidant-Rich Spices and Herbs in Foods

By Perçin Karakol and Emin Kapi


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20. Cinnamomum zeylanicum: Morphology, Antioxidant Properties and Bioactive Compounds

By Asel Chandula Weerasekera, Kanchana Samarasinghe, Heethaka Krishantha Sameera de Zoysa, Thushara Chathuranga Bamunuarachchige and Viduranga Yashasvi Waisundara


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21. Dietary Phytochemicals: As a Natural Source of Antioxidants

By Manju Singh Makhaik, Arvind K. Shakya and Raosaheb Kale


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22. Biosynthesis and Regulation of Antioxidant Flavonolignans in Milk Thistle

By Samantha Drouet and Christophe Hano


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23. Reappraisal of Dietary Phytochemicals for Coronavirus Infection: Focus on Hesperidin and Quercetin

By Paolo Bellavite


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24. Evolutionary Strategies of Highly Functional Catalases for Adaptation to High H2O2 Environments

By Isao Yumoto, Yoshiko Hanaoka and Isao Hara


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25. Antioxidant Properties of Metabolites from New Extremophiles Microalgal Strain (Southern, Tunisia)

By Sana Gammoudi, Ines Dahmen-Ben Moussa, Neila Annabi-Trabelsi, Habib Ayadi and Wassim Guermazi


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26. Endogenous Enzymatic Antioxidant Defense and Pathologies

By Atika Eddaikra and Naouel Eddaikra


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27. Role of Secondary Metabolites to Attenuate Stress Damages in Plants

By Masuma Zahan Akhi, Md. Manjurul Haque and Md. Sanaullah Biswas


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28. Valorization of Natural Antioxidants for Nutritional and Health Applications

By Pedro Ferreira-Santos, Zlatina Genisheva, Claudia Botelho, Cristina Rocha and José António Teixeira


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29. Recent Advances in Antioxidant Capacity Assays

By Andrei Florin Danet


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