Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Antimutagens - Mechanisms of DNA Protection

Sonia Soloneski

National University of La Plata


Marcelo Larramendy

National University of La Plata


DNA damage Oxidative stress Antimutagenicity Anticarcinogenicity Cytotoxicity and genotoxicity tests Flavonoids Phenolics Carotenoids Vitamins Chemical inactivation ROS inhibition Antioxidants

Register your interest in contributing to this book

Collaborate with our community and contribute your knowledge.

Register here

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

About the book

In the actual world, living organisms are inevitably exposed to damage exerted by multiple environmental pollutants including chemical, physical and biological agents, poisonous substances, pesticides, and nanomaterials, among others. However, these agents frequently exhibit unexpected consequences associated not only with mutagenic and/or carcinogenic processes, but are also involved in the initiation of numerous acute and chronic deteriorating diseases. In general terms, antimutagenic or protective effects have been frequently attributed to many classes of phytochemicals, mainly flavonoids and phenolic compounds present in natural foods. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in antimutagenic principles present in plants, human diet, and other sources. We challenge to compile information about how antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic agents are able to diminish the effects of toxic compounds. Therefore, knowledge on the mode of action of a certain mutagenic and/or carcinogenic compound will provide a basis for explanation of how these protective molecules exert their response.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 23rd 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: December 13th 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: March 2nd 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: May 1st 2020

All chapters are copy-checked and typesetted before being published. IntechOpen regularly submits its books to major databases for evaluation and coverage, including the Clarivate Analytics Book Citation Index in the Web of ScienceTM Core Collection. Other discipline-specific databases are also targeted, such as Web of Science's BIOSIS Previews.

About the editor

Sonia Soloneski

National University of La Plata

Sonia Soloneski holds a PhD degree in natural sciences and is an Assistant Professor of molecular cell biology at Faculty of Natural Sciences and Museum of La Plata, National University of La Plata, Argentina. She became a member of the National Scientific and Technological Research Council (CONICET) of Argentina in genetic toxicology field. Presently, she acts as member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), the Latin American Association of Environmental Mutagenesis, Teratogenesis and Carcinogenesis (ALAMCTA), the Argentinean Society of Toxicology (ATA), and the Argentinean Society of Genetics (SAG). She authored more than 400 scientific publications in the field, including scientific publications in form of research papers and reviews, and visited conferences worldwide. She is a referent for issues related to genetic toxicology, mutagenesis and ecotoxicology fields.

View profile

Book chapters authored 2

Books edited 5

Introducing your Author Service Manager

Ms. Ivana Barac

As an Author Service Manager my responsibilities include monitoring and facilitating all publishing activities for authors and editors. From chapter submission and review, to approval and revision, copyediting and design, until final publication, I work closely with authors and editors to ensure a simple and easy publishing process. I maintain constant and effective communication with authors, editors and reviewers, which allows for a level of personal support that enables contributors to fully commit and concentrate on the chapters they are writing, editing, or reviewing. I assist authors in the preparation of their full chapter submissions and track important deadlines and ensure they are met. I help to coordinate internal processes such as linguistic review, and monitor the technical aspects of the process. As an ASM I am also involved in the acquisition of editors. Whether that be identifying an exceptional author and proposing an editorship collaboration, or contacting researchers who would like the opportunity to work with IntechOpen, I establish and help manage author and editor acquisition and contact.

Ask a question

Book will be abstracted and indexed in