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The hormetic role of redox-active polyphenols in human health and disease

Teixeira big picDr. José Teixeira from Universidade do Porto in Portugal  will talk about the hormetic role of redox-active polyphenols in human health and disease.

According to Dr Teixeira, polyphenols are well-known antioxidant molecules, which present different mechanisms at several subcellular compartments.
- Polyphenols, in its oxidized quinone form, may act as potent regulators of the cellular redox status.
- Mitochondria, the cell’s powerhouse, adapt to environmental factors by producing effectors that activate multiple pathways related to oxidative stress balance.
- Targeting mitochondria with therapeutic agents is an effective therapeutic strategy in human health and disease.
- Re-designing natural products and improving intracellular addressing can be a promising strategy to improve the cellular antioxidant status and contribute to decrease oxidative stress.

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