Antioxidant Micronutrients and Oxidative Stress Biomarkers

Irundika H K Dias, Helen R Griffiths, Mike R Milward, Martin R Ling, Iain L C Chapple, Melissa M Grant

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Chronic inflammatory diseases are the major causes of mortality in humans and recent research has improved our understanding of the major impact of lifestyle factors upon inflammatory diseases and conditions. One of the most influential of these is nutrition, which may drive both pro-inflammatory as well as anti-inflammatory cascades at molecular and cellular levels. There are a variety of model systems that may be employed to investigate the impact of micronutrients and macronutrients upon inflammatory pathways, many of which operate through oxidative stress, either at the level of controlling the redox state of the cell and downstream redox-regulated gene transcription factors, and other acting as free radical generating or scavenging agents. This chapter focuses upon biological sample preparation prior to assay and details methods for analyzing certain antioxidant micronutrients and biomarkers of oxidative stress.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOral Biology
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-0716-2780-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-0716-2779-2
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029


  • Antioxidants - pharmacology - metabolism
  • 8-Oxo-2′-deoxyguanosine
  • Oxidation-Reduction
  • Antioxidant
  • Comet assay
  • Lipid peroxidation
  • Oxidative stress
  • Micronutrients
  • Protein carbonyl
  • Saliva
  • Biomarkers - metabolism
  • Micronutrient
  • Humans
  • Plasma
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Gingival crevicular fluid


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