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Acta Biochim Pol. 2010;57(2):139-42. Epub 2010 May 11.

Determination of antiradical and antioxidant activity: basic principles and new insights.

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Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia. <>


Although the term 'antioxidant' is used very frequently, there are problems with the definition of antioxidants and estimation of antioxidant activity. The distinction between antioxidant and antiradical activities is not always obvious. This minireview discusses critically the principles, advantages and limitations of the most frequently used methods of estimation of antiradical and antioxidant activities.

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