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Molecular Interventions in Lifestyle-Related Diseases
edited by Midori Hiramatsu

Molecular Interventions in Lifestyle-Related Diseases provides insights on lifestyle factors relevant to health-related issues such as diet, alcohol consumption, cigarette smoking, and stress.


  • Addresses the molecular basis and cellular effects of free-radical and lifestyle-related diseases
  • Discusses free radicals, mechanisms of immune suppression and other disease factors related to oxidative stress
  • Examines the therapeutic and prevention effects of specific nutrients, including flavonoids and polyphenols, and a whole range of phytonutrients


Free Radicals, Lifestyle-Related Diseases, and Their Protection

  • Redox Regulation as an Underlying Factor in Health and Disease
  • Diet and Lifestyle in Cancer Prevention
  • The Gene Regulatory Mechanism of Thioredoxin and Thioredoxin Binding Protein-2/VDUP1 in Cancer Prevention
  • Coenzyme Q10, Free Radicals, and Heart Disease
  • Wine, Alcohol, and a Healthy Heart
  • Diabetes Treatment by Alpha-Lipoic Acid: Modulation of Glucose Uptake and Adipocyte Differentiation
  • The Mechanism of Immune Suppression by GIF and Cysteinylated MIF at Cys-60
  • Role of Free Radicals in Cellular Damage and Its Modification by Antioxidants: Implications for Cancer Therapy
  • Free Radical, Cigarette Smoke, and Health Scavenging Effects of Pycnogenol® on Free Radicals Generated from Cigarette Smoke and Its Detoxification Effects

Free Radicals, Brain Diseases, and Their Protection

  • Free Radical Scavengers and Neuroprotection
  • Oxidative Adaptation in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease: The Roles of Amyloid and Tau
  • Coenzyme Q10 Stabilizes Mitochondria in Parkinson's Disease
  • The In Vitro and In Vivo Molecular Mechanisms of Neuroprotection by the Major Green Tea Polyphenol, (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate, with Special Reference to Parkinson's Disease
  • Kainic-Acid-Induced Neurotoxicity: Involvement of Free Radicals
  • Prevention of Cerebral Oxidative Stress Using Traditional Chinese Medicines: A Model of Antioxidant-Based Composite Formula
  • Analysis of the Oxidative Stress State in Disease Development of Senescence-Accelerated Mouse

Nutraceuticals, Functional Foods, Micronutrients, and Pharmacological Interventions

  • The Antioxidant Evolution: From Free Radical Scavenging to the Antioxidant Network and Gene Regulation by Flavonoids and Bioflavonoid-Rich Extracts from Pine Bark and Gingko Biloba Leaf
  • New Horizons in Vitamin E Research
  • Gastrointestinal Inflammatory Diseases: Role of Chemokine
  • Oxidative Stress Involvement in Diabetic Nephropathy and Its Prevention by Astaxanthin
  • Preventive and Therapeutic Effects of Plant Polyphenols through Suppression of Nuclear Factor-Kappa B
  • Ascorbic Acid and Oxidative Damage to DNA: Interrelationships and Possible Relevance to Lifestyle-Related Diseases
  • The Role of Lipid Peroxidation in Chromosomal DNA Fragmentation Associated with Cell Death Induced by Glutathione Depletion
  • Antioxidant Properties of Select Indian Medicinal Plants in Relation to Their Therapeutic Effects
  • Antioxidant Activity of Tendai-Uyaku Extract
  • Detection of Active Oxygen Species in the Decomposition Process of Peroxovanadium (V) Complexes
  • Structural Determination and Antioxidative Activity of Oxidation Products of Flavonoids with Reaction Oxygen Species
  • Reactivity of Anthocyanin toward Reactive Oxygen and Reactive Nitrogen Species


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Molecular Interventions in Lifestyle-Related Diseases
edited by Midori Hiramatsu
2005 • 376 pages • $218.95 + shipping
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