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From Biosynthesis to Human Health

Edited by Gonçalo Justino

Universidade de Lisboa

Flavonoids are abundant secondary metabolites found in plants and fungi that have various roles in these organisms, including pigmentation, cell signalling, plant defence and inter-organism communication. Due to their abundance in nature, flavonoids are also important components of the human diet, and the last four decades have seen an intense study focused on the structure characterization of flavonoids and on their roles in mammal metabolism. This book reviews most of the well-established activities of flavonoids, and we also present more recent research studies on the area of flavonoids, including the chemical aspects of structure characterization of flavonoids, the biosynthesis of flavonoids in model plants as well as their role in abiotic stress situations and in agriculture, the role of flavonoids in metabolism and health and their importance in foods, from consumption to their use as bioactive components.

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FlavonoidsFrom Biosynthesis to Human HealthEdited by Gonçalo Justino

Published: August 23rd 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65575

ISBN: 978-953-51-3424-4

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3423-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4697-1

Copyright year: 2017

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44533 Total Chapter Downloads

101 Crossref Citations

72 Web of Science Citations

206 Dimensions Citations


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1. Flavonoids: Classification, Biosynthesis and Chemical Ecology

By Erica L. Santos, Beatriz Helena L.N. Sales Maia, Aurea P. Ferriani and Sirlei Dias Teixeira


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2. Isolation and Structure Identification of Flavonoids

By Weisheng Feng, Zhiyou Hao and Meng Li


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3. Isolation and Structure Characterization of Flavonoids

By Maurice D. Awouafack, Pierre Tane and Hiroyuki Morita


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4. Isoflavonoids

By Ahmed I. Foudah and Maged Saad Abdel-Kader


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5. Homoisoflavonoids from Caesalpinia spp.: A Closer Look at Chemical and Biological Aspects

By João Luiz Baldim, Welton Rosa, Mário Ferreira Conceição Santos, Daniela Aparecida Chagas‐Paula, João Henrique Ghilardi Lago and Marisi Gomes Soares


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6. Biocatalysis of Rutin Hexadecanedioate Derivatives: Effect of Operating Conditions on Acylation Performance and Selectivity

By Manel Slimane, Aude Cordin, Mohamed Ghoul and Chebil Latifa


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7. The Flavonol-Anthocyanin Pathway in Blackberry and Arabidopsis: State of the Art

By Enrique Gutierrez, Ana García‐Villaraco Velasco, Jose Antonio Lucas, F. Javier Gutierrez‐Mañero and Beatriz Ramos‐Solano


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8. Flavonoid Accumulation Behavior in Response to the Abiotic Stress: Can a Uniform Mechanism Be Illustrated for All Plants?

By Hakan Cetinkaya, Muhittin Kulak, Muhammet Karaman, Halide Sedef Karaman and Ferudun Kocer


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9. Biosynthesis and Biomimetic Synthesis of Flavonoid Diels-Alder Natural Products

By Shah Bakhtiar Nasir, Jia Ti Tee, Noorsaadah Abd Rahman and Chin Fei Chee


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10. Flavonoids in Agriculture

By Mariana Palma-Tenango, Marcos Soto-Hernández and Eva Aguirre- Hernández


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11. Antioxidant Capacity of Anthocyanin Pigments

By Julia Martín, Eugenia Marta Kuskoski, María José Navas and Agustín G. Asuero


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12. New Insights Regarding the Potential Health Benefits of Isoflavones

By Corina Danciu, Suciu Oana, Diana Simona Antal, Florina Ardelean, Aimée Rodica Chiş, Codruţa Şoica, Florina Andrica, Cristina Dehelean and Vlaicu Brigitha


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13. Flavonoids: Anticancer Properties

By Duraipandiyan Veeramuthu, William Raja Tharsius Raja, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi and Ignacimuthu Savarimuthu


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14. Flavonoid Complexes as Promising Anticancer Metallodrugs

By Valentina Uivarosi and Alexandra‐Cristina Munteanu


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15. Flavonoid Actions on Receptors for the Inhibitory Neurotransmitter GABA

By Tina Hinton, Jane R. Hanrahan and Graham A.R. Johnston


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16. Flavonoids: Important Biocompounds in Food

By Saul Ruiz‐Cruz, Saraí Chaparro‐Hernández, Karen L. Hernández‐ Ruiz, Luis A. Cira‐Chávez, María I. Estrada‐Alvarado, Laura E. Gassos Ortega, José de Jesús Ornelas‐Paz and Marco A. Lopez Mata


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17. An Overview of Global Flavonoid Intake and its Food Sources

By Romina Escobar‐Cévoli, Carlota Castro‐Espín, Virginie Béraud, Genevieve Buckland and Raul Zamora‐Ros


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18. Anthocyanin Profile of Red Maize Native from Mixteco Race and Their Antiproliferative Activity on Cell Line DU145

By Mónica Herrera-Sotero, Francisco González-Cortés, Hugo García- Galindo, Enrique Juarez-Aguilar, Mauricio Rodríguez Dorantes, José Chávez-Servia, Rosa Oliart-Ros and Rosa Guzmán-Gerónimo


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19. Flavonoid and Capsaicinoid Contents and Consumption of Mexican Chili Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) Landraces

By Araceli M. Vera-Guzmán, Elia N. Aquino-Bolaños, Elena Heredia- García, José C. Carrillo-Rodríguez, Sanjuana Hernández-Delgado and José L. Chávez-Servia


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20. Onions: A Source of Flavonoids

By Ana Sofia Rodrigues, Domingos P.F. Almeida, Jesus Simal-Gándara and Maria Rosa Pérez-Gregorio


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