Plant based in vitro antioxidant analysis: The aim of our laboratory is to analyze endemic plant extracts, with potentially significant antioxidant and anti-mutagenic activity.
Creation of a product identity: evaluation of foods (e.g. Greek meat, garlic, honey etc.) using a wide variety of in vitro methods, cell line experiments, and in vivo studies. This leads to the creation of a product certification file.
Animal bioactive feeds: In addition, in recent years, research interest has focused on exploiting by-products of agro-industries in order to create innovative animal feeds that exhibit antioxidant activity.
Metabolic health: Interrelation of redox related biomarkers in humans with fasting, exercise and antioxidant consumption.
Cell lines and in vivo studies: Effect of phytochemical extracts, nanoparticles, food supplements, xenobiotics examined either on cells, animal organisms or humans.
Specifically, our research study aims to answer the following questions:
- How does an antioxidant affect the organism?
- What is the minimum amount of the antioxidant to be administered so as not to affect the normal functioning of the free radicals but to improve the antioxidant mechanism and the health of the organism?
- Which are the molecular mechanisms of action of bioactive antioxidant molecules in various tissues?
- Is there any difference in the action of products depending on the qualitative composition in antioxidants?
- Can we describe nowadays the key factors that contribute to metabolic health? What are the interventions proposed?