Resveratrol as an antioxidant and pro-oxidant agent: mechanisms and clinical implications.

  title={Resveratrol as an antioxidant and pro-oxidant agent: mechanisms and clinical implications.},
  author={Catalina Alarc{\'o}n de la Lastra and Isabel Villegas},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  volume={35 Pt 5},
Resveratrol (3,4',5-trihydroxystilbene) is found in various plants, including grapes, berries and peanuts. It is also present in wines, especially red wines. During the last years, it has been the focus of numerous in vitro and in vivo studies investigating its biological attributes, which include mainly antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, anti-platelet aggregation effect, anti-atherogenic property, oestrogen-like growth-promoting effect, growth-inhibiting activity, immunomodulation… CONTINUE READING
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