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Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research

Edited by Fouad Daayf and Vincenzo Lattanzio 
Wiley-Blackwell  August 2008  



Hardcover  416 pp  ISBN 9781405158374      £180.00
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.

Contents

  • Introduction: Plant Phenolics: secondary metabolites with diverse functions Vincenzo Lattanzio, Paul A. Kroon, Stephane Quideau & Dieter Treutter.
  • Dissection of the lignin macromolecular assembly process in vivo: The final frontier Norman G. Lewis & Laurence B. Davin.
  • Lignification: are lignins biosynthesized via simple combinatorial chemistry or via proteinaceous control and template replication? John Ralph, Gosta Brunow, Philip Harris, Richard A. Dixon, & Wout Boerjan.
  • Flavonoid-protein binding processes and their potential impact on human health Olivier Dangles & Claire Dufour.
  • Studies in polyphenol chemistry and biology: Synthesis of oligomeric epicatechin-derived procyanidins Alan P. Kozikowski & Werner Tuckmantel.
  • Functional and structural genomics for gene discovery and metabolic engineering in the phenylpropanoid pathway Richard A. Dixon, Luzia Modolo, Yongzhen Pang, & Li Tian.
  • Recent advances in the molecular biology of flavonoid biosynthesis in ornamentals Kevin M. Davies.
  • Advances in the field of anthocyanins ?yvind M. Andersen.
  • Phenols and innate immunity to plant disease Jean-Pierre Metraux, Elisabeth Lamodiere, Jeremy Cattinot, Olivier Lamotte, Christophe Garcion.
  • Phenolic compounds and the onset and expression of induced disease resistance Ray Hammerschmidt & Samantha Hollosy.
  • Absorption and metabolism of anthocyanins in humans Giuseppe (Joe) Mazza & Colin D. Kay.
  • Bioavailability, metabolism and bioactivity of food ellagic acid and related polyphenols Francisco A. Tomas-Barberan, Maria Teresa Garcia-Conesa, Mar Larrosa, Bego?a Cerda, Rocio Gonzalez-Barrio, Maria Jose Bermudez-Soto, Antonio Gonzalez-Sarrias & Juan C. Espin.
  • Multiplicity of phenolic oxidation products in apple juices and ciders, from synthetic medium to marketed products. Sylvain Guyot, Stephane Bernillon, Pascal Poupard, & Catherine M.G.C. Renard,.
  • Phytoestrogens in drug discovery Kristiina Wahala, Sampo Karkola, & Annamaria Lilienkampf.
  • Recent advances in the chemical synthesis and the biological activity of polyphenol metabolites Denis Barron.
  • Control of gene expression by flavonoids Uwe Wenzel & Hannelore Daniel
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