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Bioactive Compounds

Bioactive Compounds

Bioactive Compounds: Health Benefits and Potential Applications provides information about different bioactive compounds including their sources, biological effects, health benefits and, potential applications which could contribute as alternatives in the prevention or treatment of multifactorial diseases for vulnerable population groups. Going beyond the basics to include discussion of bioaccessibility and

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Marine Bioactive Compounds

Marine Bioactive Compounds

The aim and scope of this book is to highlight the sources, isolation, characterization and applications of bioactive compounds from the marine environment and to discuss how marine bioactive compounds represent a major market application in food and other industries. It discusses sustainable marine resources of macroalgal origin and gives

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Bioactive Compounds in Foods

Bioactive Compounds in Foods

Inherent toxicants and processing contaminants are bothnon-essential, bioactive substances whose levels in foods can bedifficult to control. This volume covers both types of compound forthe first time, examining their beneficial as well as theirundesirable effects in the human diet. Chapters have been writtenas individually comprehensive reviews, and topics have beenselected

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Extracting Bioactive Compounds for Food Products

Extracting Bioactive Compounds for Food Products

The demand for functional foods and neutraceuticals is on the rise, leaving product development companies racing to improve bioactive compound extraction methods – a key component of functional foods and neutraceuticals development. From established processes such as steam distillation to emerging techniques like supercritical fluid technology, Extracting Bioactive Compounds for Food

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Bioactive Compounds from Microbes

Bioactive Compounds from Microbes

Microorganisms have had a long and surprising history. They were “invisible” until invention of microscope in the 17th century. Until that date, although they were extensively (but inconsciously) employed in food preservation, beer and wine fermentation, cheese, vinegar, yogurt and bread making, as well as being the causative agents of

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Bioactive Compounds of Medicinal Plants

Bioactive Compounds of Medicinal Plants

This volume sheds new light on the immense potential of medicinal plants for human health from different technological aspects. It presents new research on bioactive compounds in medicinal plants that provide health benefits, including those that have proven especially effective in treating and managing diabetes mellitus and hypertension. It looks

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Biotechnology of Bioactive Compounds

Biotechnology of Bioactive Compounds

Bioactive compounds play a central role in high-value product development in the chemical industry. Bioactive compounds have been identified from diverse sources and their therapeutic benefits, nutritional value and protective effects in human and animal healthcare have underpinned their application as pharmaceuticals and functional food ingredients. The orderly study of

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Bioactive Compounds and Cancer

Bioactive Compounds and Cancer

Because of the wealth of new information generated by the scientific community during the last decade on the role of nutrition on cancer risk, this book provides a forum for presentation and discussion of recent scientific data and highlights a set of dietary recommendations. Bioactive Compounds and Cancer presents chapters

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Bioactive Compounds from Plants

Bioactive Compounds from Plants

Useful throughout history for their medical as well as other benefits, plant-derived compounds have gained particular importance recently, due to environmental factors. The isolation and characterization of plant products, the identification of their role in the plant, and ways of synthesizing identical compounds or more potent analogues are covered. Also

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Phytochemical Dictionary

Phytochemical Dictionary

A vast array of natural organic compounds, the products of primary and secondary metabolism, occur in plants. This dictionary provides basic information, including structural formulae, on plant constituents. It profiles over 3000 substances from phenolics and alkaloids through carbohydrates and plant glycosides to oils and triterpenoids. For each s

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Bioactive Compounds

Bioactive Compounds

This book presents current research from across the globe in the study of the types, biological activities and health effects of bioactive compounds. Topics discussed include calcium orthophosphate bioceramics in biomedical applications; the biological and toxicological effects of naphthoquinones; probiotics, bioactive compounds and vaccines used in bovine mastitis; supercritical fluid

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Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Nutraceuticals and Bioactive Compounds

Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Nutraceuticals and Bioactive Compounds

Enhanced concern for the quality and safety of food products, increased preference for natural products, and stricter regulations on the residual level of solvents, all contribute to the growing use of supercritical fluid technology as a primary alternative for the extraction, fractionation, and isolation of active ingredients. As a solvent-free

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Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources

Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources

Interest in obtaining biologically active compounds from natural sources has recently spiked due to their low toxicity, complete biodegradability, availability from renewable sources, and in most cases, low cost. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Bioactive Compounds from Natural Sources: Isolation, Characterization, and Biological Properties covers general methods and main topics in

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The Search for Bioactive Compounds from Microorganisms

The Search for Bioactive Compounds from Microorganisms

Biologically active compounds isolated from microorganisms continue to be vital to the development of new drugs and agricultural chemicals. This book was prepared by current and past members of the laboratory of Dr. Satoshi Omura of the Kitasato Institute in Japan. Dr. Omura and his colleagues have discovered and studied

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Plant Secondary Metabolites for Human Health

Plant Secondary Metabolites for Human Health

This new book deals with recent advanced research on natural products and health-promoting foods that work to reduce the risk of diseases while enhancing overall well-being. Plant-based functional foods are known to contain compounds (also referred to as phytochemicals) in the leaves, stems, flowers, and fruits of certain plants. These

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