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Terpenes and Terpenoids

Recent Advances

Edited by Shagufta Perveen

King Saud University


Areej Mohammad Al-Taweel

King Saud University

Terpenes belong to the diverse class of chemical constituents isolated from materials found in nature. They play a very important role in human health and have significant biological activities, including anticancer, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. This book provides an overview and highlights recent research in the phytochemical and biological understanding of terpenes and terpenoids, examining the most essential functions of these kinds of secondary metabolites.

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Terpenes and TerpenoidsRecent AdvancesEdited by Shagufta Perveen

Published: July 28th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.87558

ISBN: 978-1-83881-917-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-83881-916-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-918-7

Copyright year: 2021

Books open for chapter submissions

1451 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

2 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Terpenes and Terpenoids

By Shagufta Perveen


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2. Terpenes in Essential Oils: Bioactivity and Applications

By Paco Noriega


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3. Terpene Compounds of New Tunisian Extra-Virgin Olive Oil: Effect of Ripening Stage

By Bechir Baccouri and Imene Rajhi


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4. Sacha Inchi Seed (Plukenetia volubilis L.) Oil: Terpenoids

By Alexandra Valencia, Frank L. Romero-Orejon, Adriana Viñas-Ospino, Dayana Barriga-Rodriguez, Ana María Muñoz and Fernando Ramos-Escudero


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5. Potential Antioxidant Activity of Terpenes

By Bechir Baccouri and Imen Rajhi


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6. Algal Terpenoids: A Potential Source of Antioxidants for Cancer Therapy

By Umme Tamanna Ferdous and Zetty Norhana Balia Yusof


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7. Sesquiterpene from Myanmar Medicinal Plant (Curcuma comosa)

By Khun Nay Win Tun, Nanik Siti Aminah, Alfinda Novi Kristanti, Hnin Thanda Aung and Yoshiaki Takaya


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8. Effects of Terpenes and Terpenoids of Natural Occurrence in Essential Oils on Vascular Smooth Muscle and on Systemic Blood Pressure: Pharmacological Studies and Perspective of Therapeutic Use

By Ana Carolina Cardoso-Teixeira, Klausen Oliveira-Abreu, Levy Gabriel de Freitas Brito, Andrelina Noronha Coelho-de-Souza and José Henrique Leal-Cardoso


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9. Terpenoids: Lycopene in Tomatoes

By Dwi Setyorini


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