BioFactors Compilation: Resveratrol and Pterostilbene

by | Mar 13, 2018

This Special Issue is a collection of seven review articles that summarize the most recent resveratrol and pterostibene research.

BioFactors, the Journal of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has published a Special Issue “Resveratrol and Pterostilbene” guest edited by Chi-Tang Ho, Department of Food Science at Rutgers University. Resveratrol is a stilbenoid, a natural phenol that is produced in a plant in the event of physical injury or as an antimicrobial and antifungal agent (phytoalexin) when it is infected with bacteria or fungi. Grapes, blueberries, raspberries, mulberries and many other plants are a natural source of stilbenoids.

The recent article in Advanced Science News “Antioxidants: Wonder drugs or quackery” discussed the namesake review by Editor-in-Chief of BioFactors Angelo Azzi, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. The review focused on the latest developments, controversies, and media coverage in antioxidant research, as antioxidants were attributed many health benefits but the evidence for many claims is still inconclusive. However, he concluded that even though antioxidants are not wonder drugs many claim them to be, they are yet valuable biofactors with potentially positive health benefits.

This Special Issue is a collection of 7 review articles that summarize the most recent resveratrol and pterostibene research:

Oral delivery system enhanced the bioavailability of stilbenes: Resveratrol and pterostilbene

Ru‐Min Peng, Guan‐Ru Lin, Yuwen Ting, Jing‐Yu Hu

Metabolism and pharmacokinetics of resveratrol and pterostilbene

Pei Wang, Shengmin Sang

Chemoprevention by resveratrol and pterostilbene: Targeting on epigenetic regulation

Pei‐Sheng Lee, Yi‐Shiou Chiou, Chi‐Tang Ho, Min‐Hsiung Pan

Role of resveratrol in regulation of cellular defense systems against oxidative stress

Van‐Long Truong, Mira Jun, Woo‐Sik Jeong

Antiobesity molecular mechanisms of action: Resveratrol and pterostilbene

Min‐Hsiung Pan, Jia‐Ching Wu, Chi‐Tang Ho, Ching‐Shu Lai

Targeting cancer stem cells and signaling pathways by resveratrol and pterostilbene

Lingling Zhang, Xiang Wen, Mengmeng Li, Shiming Li, Hui Zhao

Effect of resveratrol and pterostilbene on aging and longevity

Yi‐Rong Li, Shiming Li, Chi‐Chien Lin

Resveratrol, pterostilbene, and dementia

Klaus W. Lange, Shiming Li

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