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Boris Nemzer, FutureCeuticals, Invited Guest Editor of Newly Published Collection Featuring Articles from Ron Prior, Boxin Ou, et al.

04/16/2013

Momence, IL - FutureCeuticals proudly announces that Dr. Boris Nemzer, its Director of Research and Development and Quality Assurance, has participated as an invited guest co-editor of "Free Radicals and Antioxidants for Human Health", a special release published by The American Journal of Biomedical Sciences. The special issue organizes new research studies and reviews from the world's leading antioxidant and free radicals researchers-including Dr. Ronald Prior, Dr. Boxin Ou, Professor Dejian Hung, Professor Xianly Wu, and Dr. Boris Nemzer-on topics covering breakthroughs in free radicals and antioxidant capacity measurements in vivo, the mechanism of natural antioxidants in biological systems, and the role of natural antioxidants in human diet and health.

"This special issue truly represents intelligent thinking on the potential clinical benefits of plant-based antioxidants and their effects on free radicals and oxidative biomarkers in the human system," said Dr. Nemzer. Nemzer, co-author of two publications in this issue, focuses his work on natural product characterization and standardization and clinical assessment of free radicals production and oxidative biomarkers in humans. He teamed up with Dr. Ou, Chief Scientist at Dover Sciences and a pioneer in antioxidant research who helped develop the now widely-used ORAC method, as invited guest editors of the special release.

Dr. Nemzer and Dr. Ou have been engaged in collaborative research on biological responses to ingestion of natural antioxidants and the development of a new method for measuring total reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the human system. In their study, published in this special edition, six subjects were given 100mg CoffeeBerry® whole coffee fruit extract, rich in plant-based antioxidants only available from the whole coffee fruit. After administration, ROS in the collected serum samples were measured by a new, simplified fluorescent method for quantification of ROS in vivo, the DHR6G assay. The results demonstrated that this fluorescent approach to measurement of ROS in vivo is sensitive and reliable since five subjects showed decreased ROS concentrations after intake of CoffeeBerry® whole coffee fruit extract. It further suggests that CoffeeBerry® functions well in vivo, and that the DHR6G assay can be a potentially valuable new tool for in vivo oxidative stress studies as a simple way to measure ROS in small volume of serum.

Dr. Nemzer also co-authored a review article that provides detailed analysis of existing natural antioxidant databases throughout the world and the effect of different diets on antioxidant status and oxidative stress markers in humans.

The special issue is available open access from the American Journal of Biomedical Sciences through the following link: http://www.nwpii.com/ajbms/I-13-02.shtml.