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Bioactive Compounds

Biosynthesis, Characterization and Applications

Edited by Leila Queiroz Zepka

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria


Tatiele Casagrande Do Nascimento

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

Eduardo Jacob-Lopes

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

Bioactive Compounds - Biosynthesis, Characterization, and Applications is an authoritative compilation of chapters on bioactive compounds with proven activities. It provides valuable information about biosynthesized active compounds that can be used for the further development of products in various industries. Chapters cover such topics as biosynthesis, characterization, separation, and purification, and applications of bioactive molecules. It describes and discusses bioresources of animal, vegetal, and microbial origin as potential sources of flavonoids, polysaccharides, sterols, polyphenols, amino acids, and others. This book provides insight into future developments in the field and, as such, is an essential resource for academicians, industrial researchers, and practitioners in biomolecules with biological activity. Key features:
• Describes several classes of bioactive compounds and their associated activities
• Highlights potential contributions of bioactive compounds as alternatives in the prevention and/or treatment of diseases
• Contains information relevant to the development and use of new products

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Bioactive CompoundsBiosynthesis, Characterization and ApplicationsEdited by Leila Queiroz Zepka

Published: September 29th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.91131

ISBN: 978-1-83969-270-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-83969-269-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83969-271-0

Copyright year: 2021

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913 Total Chapter Downloads


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1. Introductory Chapter: An Overview on Bioactive Compounds with Focus in the Biosynthesis, Characterization and Applications

By Tatiele Casagrande do Nascimento, Eduardo Jacob-Lopes and Leila Queiroz Zepka


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2. Pharmacological Role of Biosynthetic Products

By Yakubu Jibira and Paul Atawuchugi


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3. Plants’ Bioactive Metabolites and Extraction Methods

By Achouak Madani, Nassima Mazouni and Mohammed Nedjhioui


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4. Biosynthesis of Natural Products

By Stella O. Bruce and Felix A. Onyegbule


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5. The Need to Use Microorganisms and Their Biosynthesized Bioactive Metabolites for Biological and Medical Activities

By Zeinab Amanzadeh


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6. Biosynthesis of Diverse Class Flavonoids via Shikimate and Phenylpropanoid Pathway

By Mohd Rehan


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7. Biosynthesis of the Immunomodulatory Molecule Capsular Polysaccharide A from Bacteroides fragilis

By Sunita Sharma


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8. Flavonoids: Understanding Their Biosynthetic Pathways in Plants and Health Benefits

By InnocentMary IfedibaluChukwu Ejiofor and Maria-Goretti Chikodili Igbokwe


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9. Sterols Biosynthesis in Algae

By Mariane Bittencourt Fagundes and Roger Wagner


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10. Arginine Metabolism: An Enlightening Therapeutic Attribute for Cancer Treatment

By Kapil Singh Narayan and Reenu Kashyap


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11. Electro-Spinning and Electro-Spraying as Innovative Approaches in Developing of a Suitable Food Vehicle for Polyphenols-Based Functional Ingredients

By Mahmoud Ghorbani and Ricardo Santos Aleman


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12. Scope, Nutritional Importance and Value Addition in Palmyrah (Borassus flabellifer L.): An Under Exploited Crop

By Merugu Chandra Surya Rao, Dokka Venkata Swami, P. Ashok, Satya Prakash Nanda and Banavath Babu Rao


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13. Phenolic Compounds

By Mohd Abdul Gani and Shama M


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14. Polyphenols, Spices and Vegetarian Diet for Immunity and Anti-Inflammatory Drug Design

By Utkarsh Ghate and Hema Kulkarni


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15. Colon Available Bioactive Compounds Exhibits Anticancer Effect on In-Vitro Model of Colorectal Cancer

By Poounima Patil and Suresh Killedar


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16. Cysteine in Broiler Poultry Nutrition

By Iyakutye Jacob Nte and Hollinshead Holly Gunn


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