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Solar-Energy-Absorbing Substances and Oxidative Stress and Inflammatory Diseases

Author(s): C. Thomas Gnewuch, Mikołaj Jawdosiuk, George Sosnovsky

Book Description

This book explores various topics relevant to understanding the complexities of biological effects generated by solar radiation. Solar-energy-absorbing substances are evaluated, including sunscreen agents, and their influence on cancers and diseases. One assumption is the use of sunscreen agents cannot prevent the photoinitiation of biological system malfunction, such as immunosuppression. On the contrary, sunscreens can help enhance the negative solar-energy-induced effects, such as by skin penetration. This collection offers critical appraisals of clinical studies involving vitamins and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents for alleviating, mitigating, or even curing of various inflammatory diseases including cancers.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5062-9
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5062-4
Date of Publication: 01/04/2017
Pages / Size: 395 / A5
Price: £68.99


Professor George Sosnovsky PhD, has been a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 1967, and is currently Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He received his PhD degree from the University of Innsbruck in 1948. He is the co-founding editor of Synthesis, the international journal of methods in synthetic organic chemistry, and served as editor from 1969 to 1985. He was a regional director for the National Foundation for Cancer Research, from 1980 to 1985. He has around 175 publications to his credit, including a book, Free Radical Reactions in Preparative Organic Chemistry (1964).

Dr C. Thomas Gnewuch received his Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University, before receiving his MS from Iowa State University in 1963 and his PhD from Indiana University in 1966. After graduation, he held teaching and research positions at Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Upjohn Company, the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Over the years, his research investigations have covered a broad area, namely the synthesis of adrenergic blocking agents, the synthesis of substrates for a lipase enzyme, chemical studies of blood platelet storage, chemical carcinogenesis studies of N-nitrosamines, and the synthesis of N-nitrosourea anticancer agents.

Dr Mikołaj Jawdosiuk received his MSc in Chemistry from the Warsaw Institute of Technology in 1965, before joining the Warsaw Military University of Technology as a civilian instructor of organic chemistry (1965–1967). He received his PhD degree from the Warsaw Institute of Technology in 1973, before working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the laboratory of Professor Glen A. Russell at Iowa State University. He made the move from academia to industry in 1985, becoming a supervisor at Aldrich Chemical Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After retiring from Aldrich Chemical, he went on to become Vice-President of Chemfinet Services and President of Panslavia Chemicals LLC and Admiral Chemicals LLC. Dr Jawdosiuk has authored and co-authored over 80 scientific publications and patents, and is the recipient of several awards, including awards for accomplishments in scientific research and in education from the Rector of the Warsaw Institute of Technology.