Determination of the Antioxidants’ Ability to Scavenge Free Radicals Using Biosensors

  • Montserrat Cortina-Puig
  • Beatriz Prieto-Simón
  • Mónica Campàs
  • Carole Calas-Blanchard
  • Jean-Louis Marty
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 698)

Abstract

Free radicals are highly reactive molecules generated during cellular metabolism. However, their overproduction results in oxidative stress, a deleterious process that can damage cell structures, including lipids and membranes, proteins and DNA. Antioxidants respond to this problem, scavenging free radicals. This chapter critically reviews the electrochemical biosensors developed for the evaluation of the antioxidant capacity of specific compounds. Due to the ability of these devices to perform simple, fast and reliable analysis, they are promising biotools for the assessment of antioxidant properties.

Keywords

DMSO Nitrite Thiol Catalase Porphyrin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Montserrat Cortina-Puig
    • 1
  • Beatriz Prieto-Simón
  • Mónica Campàs
  • Carole Calas-Blanchard
  • Jean-Louis Marty
  1. 1.BIOMEM groupPerpignan CedexFrance

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