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Table of Contents SECTION I Free Radicals, Lifestyle-RelatedDiseases, and Their ProtectionRedox Regulation as an Underlying Factor in Health and Disease: Junji Yodoi, Norihiko Kondo, Yasuyuki Ishii, Junko Sakakuara, and Hajime NakamuraDiet and Lifestyle in Cancer Prevention: David HeberThe Gene Regulatory Mechanism of Thioredoxin and Thioredoxin Binding Protein-2/VDUP1 in Cancer Prevention: Hiroshi Masutani, Yumiko Nishinaka, Yong-Chul Kim, and Junji YodoiCoenzyme Q10, Free Radicals, and Heart Disease: Yorihiro YamamotoWine, Alcohol, and a Healthy Heart: Dipak K. Das and Nilanjana MaulikDiabetes Treatment by Alpha-Lipoic Acid: Modulation of Glucose Uptake and Adipocyte Differentiation: An-Sik Chung, Kyung-Joo Cho, and Lester PackerThe Mechanism of Immune Suppression by GIF and Cysteinylated MIF at Cys-60: Yasuyuki Ishii, Aoi Son, Norihiko Kondo, Junko Sakakura-Nishiyama, Yoshiyuki Matsuo, and Junji YodoiRole of Free Radicals in Cellular Damage and Its Modification by Antioxidants: Implications for Cancer Therapy: K.P. MishraFree Radical, Cigarette Smoke, and Health Scavenging Effects of Pycnogenol? on Free Radicals Generated from Cigarette Smoke and Its Detoxification Effects: Baolu ZhaoSECTION IIFree Radicals, Brain Diseases, and Their ProtectionFree Radical Scavengers and Neuroprotection: Midori HiramatsuOxidative Adaptation in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease: The Roles of Amyloid and Tau: Hyoung-gon Lee and Xiongwei Zhu, Kelly L. Drew, James A. Joseph, Akihiko Nunomura, Keisuke Hirai, Atsushi Takeda, George Perry, and Mark A. SmithCoenzyme Q10 Stabilizes Mitochondria in Parkinson's Disease: Manuchair Ebadi, Sawitri Wanpen, Shaik Shavali, and Sushil SharmaThe In Vitro and In Vivo Molecular Mechanisms of Neuroprotection by the Major Green Tea Polyphenol, (-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate, with Special Reference to Parkinson's Disease: Orly Weinreb, Silvia Mandel, Tamar Amit, and Moussa B.H. YoudimKainic-Acid-Induced Neurotoxicity: Involvement of Free Radicals: Akitane Mori, Toshiki Masumizu, Isao Yokoi, and Lester PackerPrevention of Cerebral Oxidative Stress Using Traditional Chinese Medicines: A Model of Antioxidant-Based Composite Formula: Tetsuya KonishiAnalysis of the Oxidative Stress State in Disease Development of Senescence-Accelerated Mouse: Seiichi Matsugo, Fumihiko Yasui, and Kazuo SasakiSECTION III Nutraceuticals, Functional Foods, Micronutrients, and Pharmacological InterventionsThe Antioxidant Evolution: From Free Radical Scavenging to the Antioxidant Network and Gene Regulation by Flavonoids and Bioflavonoid-Rich Extracts from Pine Bark and Gingko Biloba Leaf : Lester PackerNew Horizons in Vitamin E Research: Etsuo NikiGastrointestinal Inflammatory Diseases: Role of Chemokine: Toshikazu Yoshikawa and Yuji NaitoOxidative Stress Involvement in Diabetic Nephropathy and Its Prevention by Astaxanthin: Yuji Naito, Kazuhiko Uchiyama, and Toshikazu YoshikawaPreventive and Therapeutic Effects of Plant Polyphenols through Suppression of Nuclear Factor-Kappa B: Navindra P. Seeram, Haruyo Ichikawa, Shishir Shishodia, and Bharat B. AggarwalAscorbic Acid and Oxidative Damage to DNA: Interrelationships and Possible Relevance to Lifestyle-Related Diseases: I.F.F. Benzie, C.K. Chan, S.W. Choi, and Y.T. SzetoThe Role of Lipid Peroxidation in Chromosomal DNA Fragmentation Associated with Cell Death Induced by Glutathione Depletion: Yoshihiro Higuchi, Hideji Tanii, Yuji Mizukami, and Tanihiro YoshimotoAntioxidant Properties of Select Indian Medicinal Plants in Relation to Their Therapeutic Effects: J.C. Tilak, S. Adhikari, B. Lakshmi, K.K. Janardhanan, and T.P.A. DevasagayamAntioxidant Activity of Tendai-Uyaku Extract: Tosiki Masumizu, Takao Kaneyuki, and Akitane MoriDetection of Active Oxygen Species in the Decomposition Process of Peroxovanadium (V) Complexes: Seiichi Matsugo, Shingo Hayakawa, Chie Mihara, and Kan KanamoriStructural Determination and Antioxidative Activity of Oxidation Products of Flavonoids with Reaction Oxygen Species: Yuko Hirose, Toshiyuki Washizu, Yuzo Uchida, and Seiichi MatsugoReactivity of Anthocyanin toward Reactive Oxygen and Reactive Nitrogen Species: Takashi Ichiyanagi, Yoshihiko Hatano, Seiichi Matsugo, and Tetsuya Konishi