Free Radicals and Health

Marianne Rutherford (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000

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This books reviews free radicals and health. Chapter One discusses the role of radicals in the impact of phenols on health and the environment. Chapter Two describes the very recent development of new synthetic phenol-containing polymers as effective free radical scavengers in aqueous environments, such as a phenolic resin (particularly novolac resin) grafted with hydrophilic poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) by click chemistry. Chapter Three reviews the possible applications of radon therapy in veterinary care for oxidative stress-induced kidney damage. Chapter Four examines how melatonin could be taken into account as a drug with uses for cancer treatment in combination with the current chemotherapeutic drugs, reducing the dose of these agents and the toxicity for the patient. Chapter Five studies oxidative stress in rheumatoid arthritis. Chapter Six presents facts that review how the health benefits of many phytochemicals in natural beverages may be the consequence of hormetic effect and cross-resistance from the auto-oxidation of antioxidants leading to the formation of H2O2, which activates one or more adaptive stress response pathways. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Health and Environmental Impacts of Phenols: The Role of Radicals
Joshua K. Kibet, Hayat Bennadji, Rubik Asatryan, and Lavrent Khachatryan (Department of Chemistry, Egerton University, Egerton, Kenya, and others)

Chapter 2. New Design of Phenol-containing Polymers as Radical Scavengers
Qian Zhang, Yunyue Jiang, Yue Wang, Peng Li, Xin Zhao, Chao Xie, Jie Zhao, Jinfen Niu, Jung Kwon Oh, and Pengfei Li (Department of Applied Chemistry, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an, Shaanxi, P. R. China, and others)

Chapter 3. Possible Applications of Radon Therapy in Veterinary Care for Oxidative Stress-Induced Kidney Damage
Kaori Sasaoka, Takahiro Kataoka, Norie Kanzaki, and Kiyonori Yamaoka (Graduate School of Health Sciences, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan)

Chapter 4. Melatonin: A Double-Edged Sword for Cancer Treatment
Paula Nuñez (Department of Functional Biology, Oviedo University, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain and Sara C. Zapico, Department of Applied Forensic Sciences, Mercyhurst University, Erie, Pennsylvania, US)

Chapter 5. Oxidative Stress in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Can Anti-Oxidants Have a Beneficial Effect?
Soumita De, Mitali Chatterjee (Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India)

Chapter 6. Is the Beneficial Effect of Green Tea, Wine, Olive Oil and Coffee the Consequence of Low Concentration of H2O2 Formation and its Hormetic Response?
Borut Poljšak, Andrej Starc and Raja Dahmane (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

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