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Aman Dekebo

Adama Science and Technology University


Anticancer Antioxidant Stomachic Carminative Counterirritant Oleoresin Capsaicin Carotenoid Vitamin C Phenolic Compounds Pest Control Industrial Uses

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The genus Capsicum consists of chilli pepper and its name is used commonly interchangeably with chile and paprika. Chili pepper (Capsicum spp.) is used as a spice, flavour enhancer, vegetable and component in herbal medicine. Chili pepper fruits has anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, anticholesteremic, anticlotting and antioxidant activities. The detailed studies conducted on the phytochemicals in chili pepper fruits have reported an array of anticancer effects on leukemia, myeloma and various carcinomas associated with the digestive tract. Additionally, capsaicinoids and glucosinolates isolated from Capcium species have biocidal activity against phytophagous insects which attack important crops. This book will be focusing on chemical constituents reported from this plant, their biological activities and applications as pharmaceutical, food and in crop protection.

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Date completed: November 15th 2019

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Review results due: April 24th 2020

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Expected publication date: June 23rd 2020

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Aman Dekebo

Adama Science and Technology University

Dr Aman Dekebo's work experiences include the following: Lecturer at Gonder College of Medical Sciences (1990-2002), Assistant Professor at Ambo University (2008-2012), Assoc. Prof. at Program of Applied Chemistry at Adama Science and Technology University, Ethiopia (2012-present) and researcher at Agriculture Science and Technology Research Institute, Andong National University , South Korea (2017-present). He studied at the Addis Ababa University and graduated with Ph.D. in Chemistry (2002). He received his second Ph.D. degree in Bioorganic Chemistry from Ehime University, Japan (2007). His research areas include natural products chemistry, chemical ecology of pest control and apiculture. His current research is on the area of apiculture.

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