Antioxidant food supplements in human health [electronic resource] / edited by Lester Packer, Midori Hiramatsu, Toshikazu Yoshikawa.Material type: TextPublisher: San Diego : Academic Press, c1999Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 511 p.) : illISBN: 9780125435901; 0125435908; 9780080527284 (electronic bk.); 0080527280 (electronic bk.); 1281037311; 9781281037312Subject(s): Antioxidants -- Health aspects | Dietary Supplements | Antioxidants -- metabolism | Nutrition Physiology | Antioxydants -- Aspect sanitaire | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Nutrition | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diets | MEDICAL -- Nutrition | MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Nutrition | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Food Content GuidesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Antioxidant food supplements in human health.DDC classification: 613.2/8 LOC classification: RB170 | .A573 1999ebOnline resources: ScienceDirect
Antioxidant Food Supplements in Human Health discusses new discoveries in the areas of oxygen and nitric oxide metabolism and pathophysiology, redox regulation and cell signaling, and the identification of natural antioxidants and their mechanisms of action on free radicals and their role in health and disease. An essential resource for researchers, students, and professionals in food science and nutrition, gerontology, physiology, pharmacology, and related areas. Key Features * Health effects of antioxidant nutrients * Nutrients of vitamins C and E, selenium, alpha-lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, carotenoids, and flavonoids * Natural source antioxidants, including pine bark, ginko biloba, wine, herbs, uyaku, and carica papaya.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
pt. I. Health effects of antioxidant nutrients -- Ch. 1. Vitamin E and lung cancer prevention -- Ch. 2. Natural antioxidants in the protection against cigarette smoke injury -- pt. II. Nutrients -- Ch. 3. Emerging role of nutrition in chronic disease prevention: a look at the data, with an emphasis on vitamin C -- Ch. 4. Biological activities of tocotrienols and tocopherols -- Ch. 5. Effects of high cholesterol, vitamin E, and probucol on protein kinase C activity and proliferation of smooth muscle cells.
Ch. 6. A new function for selenoproteins: peroxynitrite reduction -- Ch. 7. Selenium peroxidases in mammalian testis -- Ch. 8. [alpha]-Lipoic acid: cell regulatory function and potential therapeutic implications -- Ch. 9. Natural sources of lipoic acid in plant and animal tissues -- Ch. 10. Determination of protein-bound lipoic acid in tissues by the enzyme recycling method -- Ch. 11. Reaction of ubiquinols with nitric oxide -- Ch. 12. Coenzyme-Q redox cycle as an endogenous antioxidant -- Ch. 13. Carotenoids: occurrence, biochemical activities, and bioavailability.
Ch. 14. Dietary carotenoids and their metabolites as potentially useful chemoprotective agents against cancer -- Ch. 15. Cancer prevention by natural carotenoids -- Ch. 16. Screening of phenolics and flavonoids for antioxidant activity -- Ch. 17. Dietary flavonoids as plasma antioxidants on lipid peroxidation: significance of metabolic conversion -- Ch. 18. Flavonoids in foods -- Ch. 19. Dietary flavonoids and interaction with physiologic antioxidants -- pt. III. Natural source antioxidants -- Ch. 20. From ancient pine bark uses to pycnogenol.
Ch. 21. Procyanidins from pinus maritima bark: antioxidant activity, effects on the immune system, and modulation of nitrogen monoxide metabolism -- Ch. 22. Antioxidant properties of Ginkgo biloba extract: EGb 761 -- Ch. 23. Downregulation of agonist-induced nitric oxide synthesis and cell-cell adhesion by Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761: therapeutic efficacy in circulatory disorders -- Ch. 24. Reactive oxygen species increase neutrophil adherence to endothelial cells and activate tyrosine phosphorylation of cytoskeleton proteins.
Ch. 25. Natural phenolic antioxidants and their impact on health -- Ch. 26. Antioxidants in herbs: polyphenols -- Ch. 27. Mixed Japanese herbs and age-related neuronal functions -- Ch. 28. Actions of tea polyphenols in oral hygiene -- Ch. 29. The food industry and functional foods: tea antioxidants and cardiovascular disease.
Ch. 30. Antioxidant properties of Crassostera gigas oyster extract -- Ch. 31. Superoxide radical scavenging activity of uyaku (Lindera Strychnifolia), a natural extract used in traditional medicine -- Ch. 32. Biological effects of the fermentation product of Carica papaya (bio- normalizer).
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