Food and Free Radicals / Edition 1

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The 21 papers describe the molecular mechanisms by which reactive oxygen species at loose in the body initiate or complicate various diseases, and the structure and physical and chemical properties of a wide range of natural antioxidants that are available in daily food and spices. They considers not only the usual carotenoids and tea, but also mushrooms, seafood, sesame, and dairy products. Such information can be important for general health and nutrition, but might also lead to novel therapeutic approaches for specific diseases. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306454936
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Edition description: 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 169
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Free Radicals in Chemistry and Biochemistry (E. Niki). Antioxidant Mechanism in Biological Systems (M. Inoue). Free Radicals and Diseases (T. Yoshikawa). Food and Free Radicals. Carotenoids as Antioxidants; J. Terao. Polyphenolic Antioxidants; T. Okuda. Antioxidants in Tea; Y. Hara. Antioxidants in Oil Seeds and Crops; T. Osawa. Antioxidative Protein in Japanese Mushroom; S. Kawakishi. Antioxidants in Spice; N.Nakatani. Antioxidants Action of Ginkgo-biloba Extract; L. Packer. Antioxidants from Marine Organisms; K. Sakata. Synergistic Effect of Sesame Ligans and Tocopherols; K. Yamashita. The Detection of Riboflavin Photosensitized Singlet Oxygen Formation in Milk by Electron Spin Resonance; L.J. Berliner. Potential Anti-oxidants from Minor Dietry Constituents; M.V.R. Kumari. Mixed Natural Antioxidants (M. Hiramatsu). Ginkgo Extract; T. Miyajima. About Spirulina Gaiace; A. Fujikawa. Antioxidant of 'beta Catechin'; T. Yoneda. Oxygen Stress and Antioxidants Biofactor; Y. Minamiyama. Anti-Oxidative Effect of Manda; M. Kawai. Free Radical Scavenging and Antioxidant Effect of Fructus Momordicae; M. Sanada. Index.

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