Anthocyanins and Human Health  Biomolecular and therapeutic aspects Book

Anthocyanins and Human Health Biomolecular and therapeutic aspects

  • Author : Muhammad Zia Ul Haq
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319264561

Anthocyanins and Human Health Biomolecular and therapeutic aspects Excerpt :

This Brief presents comprehensive coverage of anthocyanins. The text covers the scientific literature and clinical significance of this Flavonoid sub-group, with a special focus on their therapeutic aspects. In focusing on secondary metabolites in plants, this work aims to cover the resulting therapeutic potential for humans by referencing the numerous herbal-derived substances which have been evaluated and the rapidly growing data on the interactions of anthocyanins with the microbiome. Anthocyanins and Human Health: Biomolecular and therapeutic aspects covers all angles of biomolecular, in vitro and in vivo anthocyanins from their general chemical structure to their use as a coloring agent. The intake, metabolism and secretion of anthocyanins in the human body are covered in-depth, as are the biosynthetic pathways through which these compounds are synthesized in the natural system. Factors affecting stability and extraction are listed, and health related uses and biological activities are covered in great detail. Present and future trends in anthocyanins research are also presented.

Human Health Benefits of Plant Bioactive Compounds Book

Human Health Benefits of Plant Bioactive Compounds

  • Author : Megh R. Goyal
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429856167

Human Health Benefits of Plant Bioactive Compounds Excerpt :

Focusing on the importance of functional foods and their secondary metabolites for human health, this volume presents new insights with scientific evidence on the use of functional foods in the treatment of certain diseases. The plants covered and their bioactive compounds are easily accessible and are believed to be effective with fewer side effects in comparison with modern drugs in the treatment of different diseases. The plants contain chemical compounds that can modify and modulate biological systems, eliciting therapeutic effects. Some plants and derived products mentioned include black carrot, olive oil, citrus peel, grapes, candy leaf, cereals and grains, and green and black tea. The volume is divided into four sections that cover these topics: Functional foods for human health: the available sources, biochemistry, structural composition, and different biological activities, especially antioxidant activity. Pharmacological aspects of fruits and vegetables: the extraction of bioactive molecules, phytochemistry, and biological activities of a selection of plants. Pharmacological aspects of natural products: bioactive compounds, structural attributes, bioactivity of anthocyanin, piceatannol, and a review of the ethnobotany and medicinal properties of green and black tea. Pharmacological aspects of cereals and grains: the health benefits of flaxseed, wheatgrass juice, and use and therapeutic potential as supplements for disease management.

Anthocyanins Book


  • Author : Bin Li
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 443
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811670558

Anthocyanins Excerpt :

This book summarizes the current knowledge of anthocyanins, provides systematic information for future exploration of anthocyanin applications. It focuses on several aspects regarding the studying progression in the field of anthocyanins. The first section of the book provides a brief introduction to the scope and progress on anthocyanins, which is followed by the second section that describes the natural sources, structure, extraction approaches, bioavailability, and current stabilizing approach of anthocyanins. Then in the third part, the book focuses on the industrial processing of anthocyanins in foods by discussing the impact of food processing on anthocyanin structure and composition as well as classical processing techniques on anthocyanin-containing foods, including high-pressure, encapsulation, microwave, and combined application of the above techniques. In the last section of the book, the authors explore the currently most popular application of anthocyanins in improving human health, such as the effect of anthocyanin on vision, metabolism, neural system, cardiovascular system, and cancers. The book will facilitate readers’ understanding of the progress of anthocyanin studies. And it will benefit researchers and graduate students in the fields of natural products, functional food, and nutrition, etc.

Biotechnology of Natural Products Book

Biotechnology of Natural Products

  • Author : Wilfried Schwab
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319679037

Biotechnology of Natural Products Excerpt :

This text comprehensively covers the analysis, enzymology, physiology and genetics of valuable natural products used in the food industry that are attractive targets for biotechnological production. The focus is on the recent advances made to achieve this goal. This unique work is the first book to focus on biotechnological production of important natural products in food additives, fragrances and flavorings, and other bioactive compounds in food. The chapters offer a deep insight into modern research and the development of low molecular weight natural products. Biotechnology of Natural Products covers products in the Phenolic, Terpenoid, and Alkaloid categories, providing a full overview of the biotechnology of food additives and other low molecular weight natural products. Gene clustering and the evolution of pathways are covered, as well as future perspectives on the topic. Due to limited oil resources and increasing consumer demand for naturalness, bioprocesses are increasingly needed to meet these requirements. Novel sophisticated technologies have facilitated the elucidation of new chemical molecules, their biosynthetic pathways and biological functions. This book provides researchers with a full overview of the technologies and processes involved in the biotechnology of natural products.

Pathophysiology of Obesity Induced Health Complications Book

Pathophysiology of Obesity Induced Health Complications

  • Author : Paramjit S. Tappia
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-01-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030353582

Pathophysiology of Obesity Induced Health Complications Excerpt :

​According to the World Health Organization, the epidemic of global obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight, over 650 million of which were obese. Being overweight and obese has been linked to a number of non-communicable, chronic diseases. Pathophysiology of Obesity-Induced Health Complications is a compilation of review articles dedicated to describe co-morbidities associated with obesity. The wide range that is covered is of significant interest to basic research scientists, clinicians and graduate students who are engaged in studying obesity-induced health complications. Furthermore, this book highlights the potential of novel approaches for the prevention and treatment of obesity and its related illnesses. Nineteen articles in this book are organized in four sections that are designed to provide an overview of obesity-induced health complications. The first section serves as an introductory section on the prevalence, causes, consequences, treatments and preventive approaches for obesity. Section two covers the metabolic disturbances and inflammation due to obesity. The third section is focused on neurological and visceral complications as a consequence of obesity. The final section covers strategies for the prevention of obesity-induced complications. The book illustrates that obesity can result in a diverse range of pathophysiological conditions that adversely affect health.

Functional Bionanomaterials Book

Functional Bionanomaterials

  • Author : Devarajan Thangadurai
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-08
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 489
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030414641

Functional Bionanomaterials Excerpt :

This book focuses on the application of nanotechnology in medicine and drug delivery, including diagnosis and therapy. Nanomedicine can contribute to the development of a personalized medicine both for diagnosis and therapy. By interacting with biological molecules at nanoscale level, nanotechnology opens up an immense field of research and applications. Interactions between artificial molecular assemblies or nanodevices and biomolecules can be understood both in the extracellular medium and inside human cells. Operating at nanoscale allows exploitation of physical properties different from those observed at microscale, such as the volume to surface area ratio. A number of clinical applications of nanobiotechnology, such as disease diagnosis, target-specific drug delivery, and molecular imaging are being investigated. Some promising new products are also undergoing clinical trials. Such advanced applications of this approach to biological systems will undoubtedly transform the foundations of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease in the future. Nanomedicine sales reached $16 billion in 2015, with a minimum of $3.8 billion in nanotechnology R&D being invested each year. Global funding for emerging nanotechnology increased by 45% per year in recent years, with product sales exceeding $1 trillion in 2013. As the nanomedicine industry continues to grow, it is expected to have a significant impact on the global economy. This book provides clear, colorful and simple illustrations, tables, and case studies to clearly convey the content to a general audience and reader. This book also discusses the development of nanobiomaterials from biogenic (biological sources) systems for healthcare and disease therapies. This book, therefore, is useful for researchers and academicians in the fields of nanotechnology, medicine, nano-biotechnology and pharmacology.

Encyclopedia of Food Chemistry Book

Encyclopedia of Food Chemistry

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-11-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 2194
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128140451

Encyclopedia of Food Chemistry Excerpt :

Encyclopedia of Food Chemistry is the ideal primer for food scientists, researchers, students and young professionals who want to acquaint themselves with food chemistry. Well-organized, clearly written, and abundantly referenced, the book provides a foundation for readers to understand the principles, concepts, and techniques used in food chemistry applications. Articles are written by international experts and cover a wide range of topics, including food chemistry, food components and their interactions, properties (flavor, aroma, texture) the structure of food, functional foods, processing, storage, nanoparticles for food use, antioxidants, the Maillard and Strecker reactions, process derived contaminants, and the detection of economically-motivated food adulteration. The encyclopedia will provide readers with an introduction to specific topics within the wider context of food chemistry, as well as helping them identify the links between the various sub-topics. Offers readers a comprehensive understanding of food chemistry and the various connections between the sub-topics Provides an authoritative introduction for non-specialists and readers from undergraduate levels and upwards Meticulously organized, with articles structured logically based on the various elements of food chemistry

Exploring Plant Cells for the Production of Compounds of Interest Book

Exploring Plant Cells for the Production of Compounds of Interest

  • Author : Sonia Malik
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-05-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030582715

Exploring Plant Cells for the Production of Compounds of Interest Excerpt :

Natural compounds obtained from plants represent a tremendous global market due to their use as food additives, cosmetics, in agriculture and in pharmaceuticals. This book provides up-to-date information on various strategies and methods for producing compounds of interest. Leading researchers discuss the latest advances in environmentally friendly natural compound production from plants, making the book a valuable resource for biotechnologists, pharmacists, food technologists and researchers working in the medical and healthcare industries.

Dr  Kellyann s Cleanse and Reset Book

Dr Kellyann s Cleanse and Reset

  • Author : Kellyann Petrucci, MS, ND
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release Date : 2019-12-03
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984826688

Dr Kellyann s Cleanse and Reset Excerpt :

Combat and prevent the effects of burnout with a detoxifying and nourishing cleanse program that liberates your body from poisons that make you sick, tired, and overweight—from the New York Times bestselling author of Dr. Kellyann's Bone Broth Diet and The 10-Day Belly Slimdown “If you are feeling tired, unhealthy, and emotionally burned-out and want a fresh way to rejuvenate, Kellyann has a message for you: she’s been where you are. And she knows the way out.”—Mehmet Oz, MD “Dr. Kellyann Petrucci has done a terrific job bringing the science of detoxification to the table. This is a top-notch way to deal with the multiple toxic challenges posed by our modern world.”—David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and Brain Wash Whether from stressful times like the holidays or from the demands of your regular routine, your body naturally becomes depleted over time, making it even more difficult to lose weight and maintain the energy and vitality you need to get through the day. This is something Dr. Kellyann Petrucci experienced firsthand in 2017 while she was writing her last book, doing nonstop TV appearances, and running her business. She gained 20 pounds, her hormones went haywire, and she was at a loss for how to turn things around. She decided it was time to hit the reset button and created her simplest plan yet, specifically designed to help the millions of women who are overweight, overworked, and overextended get reenergized both physically and mentally. This is a comfortable, incredibly powerful 5-day cleanse protocol that resets your metabolism, giving you the kind of quick, confidence-boosting results you need to get back on a healthy track. The power ingredient in the Cleanse and Reset is collagen, which improves skin elasticity and brings back that coveted youthful glow, eases joint pain, heals leaky gut, supports weight management, and has anti-inflammatory properties. The healing and reparative smoothies, sha

Functional Food Book

Functional Food

  • Author : María Chávarri Hueda
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2017-08-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535134398

Functional Food Excerpt :

In recent years, the concern of society about how food influences the health status of people has increased. Consumers are increasingly aware that food can prevent the development of certain diseases, so in recent years, the food industry is developing new, healthier products taking into account aspects such as trans fats, lower caloric intake, less salt, etc. However, there are bioactive compounds that can improve the beneficial effect of these foods and go beyond the nutritional value. This book provides information on impact of bioactive ingredients (vitamins, antioxidants, compounds of the pulses, etc.) on nutrition through food, how functional foods can prevent disease, and tools to evaluate the effects of bioactive ingredients, functional foods, and diet.

Plant Virus Host Interaction Book

Plant Virus Host Interaction

  • Author : R.K. Gaur
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128244838

Plant Virus Host Interaction Excerpt :

Plant Virus-Host Interaction: Molecular Approaches and Viral Evolution, Second Edition, provides comprehensive coverage of molecular approaches for virus-host interaction. The book contains cutting-edge research in plant molecular virology, including pathogenic viroids and transport by insect vectors, interference with transmission to control viruses, synergism with pivotal coverage of RNA silencing, and the counter-defensive strategies used by viruses to overcome the silencing response in plants. This new edition introduces new, emerging proteins involved in host-virus interactions and provides in-depth coverage of plant virus genes’ interactions with host, localization and expression. With contributions from leading experts, this is a comprehensive reference for plant virologists, molecular biologists and others interested in characterization of plant viruses and disease management. Introduces new, emerging proteins involved during the host-virus interaction and new virus strains that invade new crops through recombination, resorting and mutation Provides molecular approaches for virus-host interaction Highlights RNA silencing and counter-defensive strategies for disease management Discusses the socioeconomic implications of viral spread and mitigation techniques

Bioinformatics in Agriculture Book

Bioinformatics in Agriculture

  • Author : Pradeep Sharma
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2022-04-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 706
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323885997

Bioinformatics in Agriculture Excerpt :

Bioinformatics in Agriculture: Next Generation Sequencing Era is a comprehensive volume presenting an integrated research and development approach to the practical application of genomics to improve agricultural crops. Exploring both the theoretical and applied aspects of computational biology, and focusing on the innovation processes, the book highlights the increased productivity of a translational approach. Presented in four sections and including insights from experts from around the world, the book includes: Section I: Bioinformatics and Next Generation Sequencing Technologies; Section II: Omics Application; Section III: Data mining and Markers Discovery; Section IV: Artificial Intelligence and Agribots. Bioinformatics in Agriculture: Next Generation Sequencing Era explores deep sequencing, NGS, genomic, transcriptome analysis and multiplexing, highlighting practices forreducing time, cost, and effort for the analysis of gene as they are pooled, and sequenced. Readers will gain real-world information on computational biology, genomics, applied data mining, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. This book serves as a complete package for advanced undergraduate students, researchers, and scientists with an interest in bioinformatics. Discusses integral aspects of molecular biology and pivotal tool sfor molecular breeding Enables breeders to design cost-effective and efficient breeding strategies Provides examples ofinnovative genome-wide marker (SSR, SNP) discovery Explores both the theoretical and practical aspects of computational biology with focus on innovation processes Covers recent trends of bioinformatics and different tools and techniques

The COVID 19 Pandemic Book

The COVID 19 Pandemic

  • Author : Hanadi Talal Ahmedah
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-07-07
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000577266

The COVID 19 Pandemic Excerpt :

This timely volume is a comprehensive review of the evolution, diagnosis, prevention, control, and treatment strategies (both modern as well as complementary and alternative) being used against COVID-19. With chapters written by experts in diverse medical fields from around the world, the volume presents authentic and easily understood information on this novel and often deadly virus. The book is organized in sections that cover pathology, epidemiology, and diagnosis; prevention strategies; and treatment. The book first covers the morphology, pathogenesis, genome organization and replication of coronavirus (COVID-19) and then goes on to address epidemiology and pathogenesis, the psychological effects, and detection assays and techniques. Chapters on prevention strategies discuss social distancing and quarantine, face masks and hand sanitizers, lockdown strategies, and vaccines. The authors also cover diverse treatment strategies, including using medicinal plants, natural products, and traditional Chinese medicines as well as nanomedicines.

Anti diabetes and Anti obesity Medicinal Plants and Phytochemicals Book
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Anti diabetes and Anti obesity Medicinal Plants and Phytochemicals

  • Author : Bashar Saad
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-05-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319541020

Anti diabetes and Anti obesity Medicinal Plants and Phytochemicals Excerpt :

This work presents a systematic review of traditional herbal medicine and their active compounds, as well as their mechanism of action in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and obesity. The side effects and safety of herbal-derived anti-diabetic and anti-obesity phytochemicals are detailed in depth, and the text has a strong focus on current and future trends in anti-diabetic medicinal plants. This unique and comprehensive text is the only current book on the market focusing exclusively on medicinal plants used to combat obesity and diabetes. An introductory chapter focuses on diabetes and obesity and introduces the major causes and main treatments of this increasing epidemic in modern society. Readers are then introduced to medicinal plants, including details on their therapeutic aspects, plus side effects and safety. Following chapters focus on anti-diabetic and anti-obesity medicinal plants, as well as phytogenic natural products in the treatment of each. The text closes by focusing on present and future trends and challenges in these medicinal plants. Anti-diabetes and Anti-obesity Medicinal Plants and Phytochemicals: Safety, Efficacy, and Action Mechanisms is a much-needed and truly original work, finally presenting in one place all the necessary information on medicinal plants used in conjunction with obesity and diabetes prevention.