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The Question of Caffeine

Edited by Jolanta Natalia Latosińska

Adam Mickiewicz University


Because of its ability to reduce tiredness, sleep deprivation and improve alertness, caffeine emerged in the twenty-first century as a miraculous specific, which allows humans to cross their normal physiological and psychological body limits. Its attractiveness comes from its natural origins and strong psycho-stimulating properties, with relatively weak side effects. Caffeine studies carry the hope to understand the associations between inherited genotype and drug action and to find highly personalized treatments for various diseases, more sophisticated drug delivery systems, safer ways of protecting plants and cheap, renewable fuels. This book consists of chapters covering caffeine history, methods of its determination and not only astonishing medicinal but also non-medicinal applications. It is our hope that every reader will find in this book something interesting, inspiring, informative and stimulating.

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The Question of CaffeineEdited by Jolanta Natalia Latosińska

Published: June 21st 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65133

ISBN: 978-953-51-3274-5

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3273-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4779-4

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

14204 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

14 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Caffeine, a Major Component of Nectar of the Gods and Favourite Beverage of Kings, Popes, Artists and Revolutionists, a Drug or a Poison?

By Magdalena Latosińska and Jolanta Natalia Latosińska


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2. Coffea arabica: A Plant with Rich Content in Caffeine

By Eva Brigitta Patay, Luminiţa Fritea, Andreea Antonescu, Angela Antonescu and Luciana Dobjanschi


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3. How Much Caffeine in Coffee Cup? Effects of Processing Operations, Extraction Methods and Variables

By Carla Severini, Antonio Derossi, Ilde Ricci, Anna Giuseppina Fiore and Rossella Caporizzi


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4. Caffeine Dose-Response Relationship and Behavioral Screening in Zebrafish

By Luana C. Santos, Julia Ruiz-Oliveira, Priscila F. Silva and Ana C. Luchiari


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5. Development of Tumor-Specific Caffeine-Potentiated Chemotherapy Using Span 80 Nano-Vesicles DDS

By Tatsuhiko Miyazaki, Hiroshi Nakata and Keiichi Kato


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6. Influence of Exogenously Supplemented Caffeine on Cell Division, Germination, and Growth of Economically Important Plants

By Wojciech Sledz, Agata Motyka, Sabina Zoledowska, Agnieszka Paczek, Emilia Los and Jacek Rischka


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7. Chemistry and Biotransformation of Coffee By-Products to Biofuels

By Bianca Yadira Pérez-Sariñana and Sergio Saldaña-Trinidad


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