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Isolation, Characterisation and Role in Human Health

Edited by Venketeshwer Rao

University of Toronto


Leticia Rao

University of Toronto

Global dietary recommendations emphasize the consumption of plant-based foods for the prevention and management of chronic diseases. Plants contain many biologically active compounds referred to as phytochemicals or functional ingredients. These compounds play an important role in human health. Prior to establishing the safety and health benefits of these compounds, they must first be isolated, purified, and their physico-chemical properties established. Once identified, their mechanisms of actions are studied. The chapters are arranged in the order from isolation, purification and identification to in vivo and clinical studies, there by covering not only the analytical procedures used but also their nutraceutical and therapeutic properties.

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PhytochemicalsIsolation, Characterisation and Role in Human HealthEdited by Venketeshwer Rao

Published: September 30th 2015

DOI: 10.5772/58648

ISBN: 978-953-51-2170-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5406-8

Copyright year: 2015

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32413 Total Chapter Downloads

64 Crossref Citations

73 Web of Science Citations

150 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Phytochemical Constitution of Maltese Medicinal Plants – Propagation, Isolation and Pharmacological Testing

By Everaldo Attard, Henrietta Attard, Antoine Tanti, Jurgen Azzopardi, Mario Sciberras, Victor Pace, Neville Buttigieg, Andrew Mangion Randon, Bernardette Rossi, Marie Josette Parnis, Karin Vella, Michelle Zammit and Anthony Serracino Inglott


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2. Phytochemicals in Antitumor Herbs and Herbal Formulas

By Mariana Albulescu


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3. Advances in Studies of Vernonanthura patens (Kunth) H. Rob. Growing in Ecuador

By P.I. Manzano, M. Miranda, M.F. Quijano and L. Monzote


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4. Phytochemical Profile of Honey

By Aldina Kesić, Nadira Ibrišimović-Mehmedinović and Almir Šestan


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5. Coumarins — An Important Class of Phytochemicals

By Maria João Matos, Lourdes Santana, Eugenio Uriarte, Orlando A. Abreu, Enrique Molina and Estela Guardado Yordi


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6. Quinolines, Isoquinolines, Angustureine, and Congeneric Alkaloids — Occurrence, Chemistry, and Biological Activity

By Gaspar Diaz, Izabel Luzia Miranda and Marisa Alves Nogueira Diaz


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7. Aspidosperma Terpenoid Alkaloids — Biosynthetic Origin, Chemical Synthesis and Importance

By Pedro Gregório Vieira Aquino, Thiago Mendonça de Aquino, Magna Suzana Alexandre-Moreira, Bárbara Viviana de Oliveira Santos, Antônio Euzébio Goulart Santana and João Xavier de Araújo-Júnior


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8. Bud Extracts as New Phytochemical Source for Herbal Preparations — Quality Control and Standardization by Analytical Fingerprint

By D. Donno, G.L. Beccaro, A.K. Cerutti, M.G. Mellano and G. Bounous


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9. Effects of Abiotic Stress (UV-C) Induced Activation of Phytochemicals on the Postharvest Quality of Horticultural Crops

By Rohanie Maharaj


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10. Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants in the Risk of Osteoporosis — Role of Phytochemical Antioxidants Lycopene and Polyphenol-containing Nutritional Supplements

By L.G. Rao and A.V. Rao


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11. Phytochemicals and Cancer – Possible Molecular Targets of Phytochemicals in Cancer Prevention and Therapy

By Victor P. Bagla, Matlou P. Mokgotho and Leseilane J. Mampuru


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12. Lead Compounds from Cucurbitaceae for the Treatment of Cancer

By Marcos Soto-Hernández, Jorge Cadena Iñiguez, Lourdes C. Arévalo- Galarza, Edelmiro Santiago-Osorio, Itzen Aguiñiga -Sánchez and Lucero del Mar Ruíz-Posadas


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13. Green Tea Catechins for Prostate Cancer Chemoprevention

By Ganna Chornokur and Nagi B. Kumar


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14. Eleutherine Plicata – Quinones and Antioxidant Activity

By Luiz Claudio da Silva Malheiros, João Carlos Palazzo de Mello and Wagner Luiz Ramos Barbosa


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