Special Issue "Antioxidant and Neuroprotection"
A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017)
Dr. David Vauzour
Department of Nutrition, Norwich Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
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Interests: neurodegenerative disorders; phytochemicals; neuroinflammation; memory; learning and neuro-cognitive performances; signalling pathways; oxidative stress
As people age, their cognitive functions are threatened by the normal ageing process, as well as an increasing risk for neurodegenerative conditions. Although the exact causes underlying those behavioral and neuronal declines have not been fully elucidated, recent evidence suggests that antioxidants may exert neuroprotective actions through the potential to protect neurons against neurotoxin-induced injury, neuroinflammation, and the potential to promote memory, learning, and cognitive performance. However, despite significant advances in our understanding of the biology of these molecules, the exact molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying their biological effects are still unclear. It is nonetheless evident that such nutrients are potent bioactive molecules, and a clear understanding of their precise mechanisms of action, as either antioxidants or modulators of cell signalling, is crucial for the evaluation of their potential as neuroprotective agents.
We invite investigators to contribute full length original research articles, as well as review articles, that will stimulate the continuing efforts in understand the precise effects of antioxidant compounds in vitro and in vivo. We are particularly interested in articles describing the molecular mechanisms of action by which these molecules exert their modulatory effects in neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr. David Vauzour
Prof. Dr. Rita Businaro
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- Cell signalling;
- Cognitive decline;