Microalgae as natural sources for antioxidative compounds

  title={Microalgae as natural sources for antioxidative compounds},
  author={Barbara C. Klein and Christian Walter and Harald A. Lange and Rainer Buchholz},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
Antioxidants are substances that have the ability to reduce free, energized radicals. Thus, they prevent the oxidation of sensitive metabolites like lipids or amino acids and shield them from being destroyed by interrupting auto- or photooxidative chain reactions inside the cell. Antioxidants are also of industrial importance because they can be used as food, drug, or plastics additives. Ubiquinol, the reduced form of coenzyme Q10, is one of the most effective antioxidants in human cells. This… CONTINUE READING


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