EC Nutrition

Editorial Volume 18 Issue 6 - 2023

Integrated Antioxidant Defence Network in Animals

Peter F Surai1-7*

1Vitagene and Health Research Centre, Bristol, UK
2Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
3Department of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Szent Istvan University, Hungary
4Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
4Saint-Petersburg State Academy of Veterinary Medicine, St. Petersburg, Russia
6Sumy National Agrarian University, Sumy, Ukraine
7Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies, Odessa, Ukraine

*Corresponding Author: Peter F Surai, Vitagene and Health Research Centre, Bristol, UK.
Received: May 25, 2023; Published: May 31, 2023

For the last 3 decades it has become clear that over-production of free radicals leading to oxidative stress and redox disbalance is involved in the development of different human/animal diseases at various stages of their development. Therefore, during evolution an integrated antioxidant defence network was developed to provide effective protection of biological molecules against damaging effects of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS) and toxic products of their metabolism. Previously we suggested vitamin E and coenzyme Q to be called “head quarter” of the antioxidant system, while carotenoids, comprising a group of pigments accounting for more than 1000 compounds to be called “communicating services” of the antioxidant defence.

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Peter F Surai. "Integrated Antioxidant Defence Network in Animals". EC Nutrition 18.6 (2023): 18-20.