Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research

Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research

Volume 3

eBook - 2012
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Plant polyphenols are secondary metabolites that constitute one ofthe most common and widespread groups of natural products. Theyexpress a large and diverse panel of biological activitiesincluding beneficial effects on both plants and humans. Manypolyphenols, from their structurally simplest representatives totheir oligo/polymeric versions (also referred to as vegetabletannins) are notably known as phytoestrogens, plant pigments,potent antioxidants, and protein interacting agents.

Sponsored by Groupe Polyphénols, this publication, which isthe third volume in this highly regarded Recent Advances inPolyphenol Research series, is edited by VéroniqueCheynier, Pascale Sarni-Manchado, and Stéphane Quideau (thecurrent President of Groupe Polyphénols). Like theirpredecessors, they have once again put together an impressivecollection of cutting-edge chapters written by expert scientistsinternationally respected in their respective field of polyphenolsciences. This Volume 3 provides the latest information and opinionon the following major research topics about polyphenols:

Organic chemistry and physical chemistry Biosynthesis, genetics and metabolic engineering The role of polyphenols in plants and ecosystems Health and nutrition Analysis and metabolomics

Chemists, biochemists, plant scientists, pharmacognosists andpharmacologists, biologists, ecologists, food scientists andnutritionists will all find this book an invaluable resource.Libraries in all universities and research institutions where thesedisciplines are studied and taught should have copies on theirbookshelves.

Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
ISBN: 9781118299760
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 364 pages) : illustrations


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