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Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research, Volume 1

Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research, Volume 1

Fouad Daayf (Editor), Vincenzo Lattanzio (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-15837-4

Aug 2008

416 pages

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Polyphenols are the second most abundant class of substances in nature, and include tannins and flavonoids, many of which have extremely important antioxidant properties which have now been shown to have a key role in the prevention of cancer in humans.

This important book covers polyphenol chemistry, biosynthesis and genetic manipulation, ecology and plant physiology, food and nutritional aspects and the effects of polyphenols on health. Included within the contents are cutting edge chapters on biotic and abiotic stress in plants, safety and toxicity in foods, functionality and nutraceutical benefits in nutrition, and aspects of pharmaceutical and cosmetic discovery and development.

Sponsored by Groupe Polyphenols, this landmark book has been edited by Professor Fouad Daayf and Professor Vincenzo Lattanzio, who have drawn together an impressive list of internationally respected contributing authors, each providing a comprehensive review of the current situation regarding each important subject covered.

Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research is an important publication which will be of great use to chemists, biochemists, plant scientists, pharmacognosists and pharmacologists, food scientists and nutritionists. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should have copies of this book on their shelves.

1 Introduction: plant phenolics – secondary metabolites with diverse functions.

Vincenzo Lattanzio, Paul A. Kroon, Stéphane Quideau and Dieter Treutter.

2 Lignification: are lignins biosynthesized via simple combinatorial chemistry or via proteinaceous control and template replication?.

John Ralph, Gösta Brunow, Philip Harris, Richard A. Dixon and Wout Boerjan.

3 Flavonoid-protein binding processes and their potential impact on human health.

Olivier Dangles and Claire Dufour.

4 Methods for synthesizing the cocoa-derived oligomeric epi-catechins – observations on the anticancer activity of the cocoa polyphenols.

Alan P. Kozikowski and Werner Tückmantel.

5 Gene discovery and metabolic engineering in the phenylpropanoid pathway.

Luzia V. Modolo, Yongzhen Pang, Li Tian and Richard A. Dixon.

6 Recent advances in the molecular biology and metabolic engineering of flavonoid biosynthesis in ornamental plants.

Kevin M. Davies, Huaibi Zhang and Kathy E. Schwinn.

7 Recent advances in the field of anthocyanins – main focus on structures.

Øyvind M. Andersen.

8 Salicylic acid and induced plant defenses.

Jean-Pierre Métraux, Elisabeth Lamodière, Jérémy Cattinot, Olivier Lamotte and Christophe Garcion.

9 Phenols and the onset and expression of plant disease resistance.

Ray Hammerschmidt and Samantha I. Hollosy.

10 Bioactivity, absorption, and metabolism of anthocyanins.

Giuseppe (Joe) Mazza and Colin D. Kay.

11 Bioavailability, metabolism, and bioactivity of food ellagic acid and related polyphenols.

Francisco A. Tomás-Barberán, Maria Teresa García-Conesa, Mar Larrosa, Begoña Cerdá, Rocio González-Barrio, Maria José Bermúdez-Soto, Antonio González-Sarrías and Juan Carlos Espín.

12 Multiplicity of phenolic oxidation products in apple juices and ciders, from synthetic medium to commercial products.

Sylvain Guyot, Stéphane Bernillon, Pascal Poupard and Catherine M.G.C. Renard.

13 Phytoestrogens in drug discovery for controlling steroid biosynthesis.

Sampo Karkola, Annamaria Lilienkampf and Kristiina Wähälä.

14 Recent advances in the chemical synthesis and the biological activity of phenolic metabolites.

Denis Barron.

15 Polyphenols and gene expression.

Uwe Wenzel and Hannelore Daniel

International team of authors

Cutting edge chapters on biotic and abiotic stress in plants

Polyphenols include tannins and flavenoids; many of which have been proven to have antioxidant properties