Special Issue "Bioactive Phenolics and Polyphenols"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2014)
Prof. Dr. David Arráez-Román
Department of Analytical Chemistry of the University of Granada and Research and Development Functional Food Centre (CIDAF), Spain
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Interests: bioactive phenolic compounds; metabolomics; analytical techniques; extraction processes; plant and food analysis; bioavailability
Prof. Dr. Vladimír Křen
Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Laboratory of Biotransformation, National Centre of Biocatalysis and Biotransformation, Videnska 1083, CZ 142 20 Praha 4, Czech Republic
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Interests: Biocatalysis and biotransformation; immobilized microbial cells, their use in production and biotransformation of natural products; biotransformation of natural products by enzymes and microorganisms; preparation of glycosidases of microbial origin and their use for glycosylation of natural compounds: glycoconjugates, multivalent compounds, ergot alkaloids, flavonoids, antioxidants and chemoprotectants
Phenolic compounds constitute one of the most widely distributed groups of substances in the plant kingdom. Nowadays, more than 10,000 different phenolic structures are currently known. In recent years, the study of phytochemicals from plants (compounds that possess beneficial effects on health) has been one of the main activities for developing functional foods, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceuticals. In this sense, the study of phenolic compounds has focused a lot of attention due to the scientific evidence derived from a large number of epidemiological studies which point to different biological activities attributed to these compounds. The most important effects of phenolic compounds include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, antiviral, and antimicrobial activities. Notably, a high intake of fruits and vegetables that are rich in phenolic compounds has been related to a lower incidence of various illnesses, such as cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative pathologies, cancer, atherosclerosis, obesity, and diabetes. This Special Issue welcomes research articles discussing the use of “green” extraction process for extracting phenolic compounds from different matrices, their characterization by advanced separative techniques in plants, food, food sub-products, and biological samples, and the evaluation of their bioactivity and bioavailability using in vitro and in vivo models.
Prof. Dr. Antonio Segura-Carretero
Dr. David Arráez-Román
Prof. Vladimír Křen
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- bioactive phenolic compounds
- extraction process
- separative techniques
- bioactivity evaluation