Aida Rodriguez-Garcia

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Plant biomass offers a renewable and environmentally favorable source of sugars that can be converted to different chemicals, second-generation ethanol, and other liquid fuels. Cellulose makes up approximately 45 % of the dry weight of lignocellulosic biomass. Prior to the enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose, lignin and hemicellulose must be structurally(More)
The indolamine melatonin (MEL) is described as an antioxidant and a free radical scavenger. However occasionally, the indoleamine has been reported to increase free radicals with insufficient mechanistic explanation. In an attempt to find a reason for those controversial results, a potential mechanism that explains MEL prooxidant activity is investigated.(More)
Accumulating evidence suggests that natural bioactive compounds, alone or in combination with traditional chemotherapeutic agents, could be used as potential therapies to fight cancer. In this study, we employed four natural bioactive compounds (curcumin, resveratrol, melatonin, and silibinin) and studied their role in redox control and ability to promote(More)
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