Microbial and host cells acquire enhanced oxidant-scavenging abilities by binding polyphenols.

@article{Ginsburg2011MicrobialAH,
  title={Microbial and host cells acquire enhanced oxidant-scavenging abilities by binding polyphenols.},
  author={Isaac Ginsburg and Ron Kohen and Erez Koren},
  journal={Archives of biochemistry and biophysics},
  year={2011},
  volume={506 1},
  pages={12-23}
}
The dilemma whether supplementations of dietary antioxidants might prevent the adverse consequences of oxidative stress, the inadequacy of the analytical methods employed to quantify oxidant scavenging ability (OSA) levels in whole blood and the distribution and fate of polyphenols and their metabolites in various body compartments following oral consumption are discussed. While none-metabolized polyphenols might exert their antioxidant effects mainly in the oral cavity, metabolized polyphenols… CONTINUE READING