Biomarkers for Antioxidant Defense and Oxidative Damage

Biomarkers for Antioxidant Defense and Oxidative Damage

by Giancarlo Aldini, Kyung-Jin Yeum, Etsuo Niki, Robert M. Russell
     
 

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Biomarkers for Antioxidant Defense and Oxidative Damage: Principles and Practical Applications critically evaluates the basic concepts and methodologies of conventional biomarkers as well as current state-of-the-art assays for measuring antioxidant activity/oxidative stress and their practical applications. . Biomarkers for Antioxidant Defense and Oxidative

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Biomarkers for Antioxidant Defense and Oxidative Damage: Principles and Practical Applications critically evaluates the basic concepts and methodologies of conventional biomarkers as well as current state-of-the-art assays for measuring antioxidant activity/oxidative stress and their practical applications. . Biomarkers for Antioxidant Defense and Oxidative Damage: Principles and Practical Applications will be of a great interest to scientists who are involved in basic research on oxidation, applied scientists evaluating the effects of nutraceuticals or pharmaceutical compounds on antioxidant activity/oxidative stress, and physicians who want to understand the degree of oxidative damage in patients with certain chronic diseases.

Discovering sensitive and specific biomarkers for systemic oxidative damage is essential to understand the role of oxidative stress in human disease. Once these roles are clearly understood, we are able to identify novel drug and nutraceutical targets. This volume goes beyond conventional analytical methods of measuring overall antioxidant activity and provides insight to the discovery of biomarkers that reveal information on specific areas of oxidative stress. Contributed by an international list of experts, Biomarkers for Antioxidant Defense and Oxidative Damage: Principles and Practical Applications describes both conventional biomarkers and recent developments in this area.

Special Features:

  • Discusses conventional biomarkers as well as recent advances for measuring antioxidants and oxidative stress
  • Biomarkers for lipid peroxidation: isoprostane, hydroxyloctadecaenoic acid, oxysterols, and reactive carbonyl species from lipid peroxidation
  • Biomarkers for protein oxidation: carbonylation, tyrosine oxidation, ubiquitin-conjugation
  • Biomarkers for DNA oxidative damage: comet assay, hydroxylated nucleotides, and exocylcic DNA adducts
  • Recently developed biomarkers from cutting-edge technology

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Chemists, pharmacologists, and other researchers describe the principles behind current methods for measuring antioxidant activity and oxidative stress and their practical applications in specific health situations." (SciTech Book News, December 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470961759
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/09/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
380
File size:
5 MB

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From the Publisher
"Chemists, pharmacologists, and other researchers describe the principles behind current methods for measuring antioxidant activity and oxidative stress and their practical applications in specific health situations." (SciTech Book News, December 2010)

Meet the Author

Giancarlo Aldini, Ph.D., Department of Pharmaceutical

Sciences "Pietro Pratesi", Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy

Kyung-Jin Yeum, Ph.D., Jean Mayer USDA-Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA.

Etsuo Niki, Ph.D., , Health Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science&Technology, Osaka, Japan.

Robert M. Russell, M.D., Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20892-7517, USA

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