Author(s): Larson RA
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Many enzymes and secondary compounds of higher plants have been demonstrated in in vitro experiments to protect against oxidative damage by inhibiting or quenching free radicals and reactive oxygen species. The roles of many other compounds as potential antioxidants can be inferred by their similarity to synthetic antioxidants of related structure. The evidence supports at least a partial antioxidant role in vivo for many classes of plant metabolite.
This article was published in Phytochemistry
and referenced in Journal of Carcinogenesis & Mutagenesis