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Editors: Akhlaq A. Farooqui and Tahira Farooqui (The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA)
Book Description:
Phytochemicals are health-protecting compounds of plant origin. They provide flavor and color to the edible, fruits, plants, herbs and beverages. Health protecting effects of phytochemicals are due to antiinflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, and cellular repair properties. There has been considerable interest in defining biological activities of phytochemicals at the molecular level. The effects of phytochemicals can be conducive, additive, synergistic, and antagonistic. Through these properties, phytochemicals modulate cellular differentiation, proliferation, oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis. This book presents an integrated view on molecular mechanisms of beneficial effects of phytochemical action in acute and chronic human diseases. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)



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Table of Contents:
Dedication

Foreword
(Akhlaq A. Farooqui and Tahira Farooqui)

Preface
(Akhlaq A. Farooqui and Tahira Farooqui)

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. Phenolic antioxidants of natural origin - structure activity relationship and their effect on human health pp.1-46
(Vessela D. Kancheva)

Chapter 2. Flavonoids and Brain Health pp.47-75
(P.E. Jeremy PE Spencer and David Vauzour)

Chapter 3. Anti-inflammatory potentials of flavonoids pp.75-98
(Hyun Pyo Kim)

Chapter 4. Chemoprevention with phytochemicals targeting inflammation-associated enzymes pp.99-134
(Akira Murakami)

Chapter 5. Dietary polyphenols exert neuroprotective effects by attenuating neuronal and astrocytic damage in cerebral ischemia pp.135-156
(Kiran S. Panickar and Richard A. Anderson)

Chapter 6. Holistic approach versus scientific evidence, what do we know about anti-aging herbal medicine in aging-associated neurodegenerative diseases? pp.157-186
(Yuen-Shan Ho, Kin Chiu, Kwok-Fai So and Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang)

Chapter 7. Beneficial effect of neem on human health pp.187-218
(Uday Bandyopadhyay and Samik Bindu)

Chapter 8. Beneficial effects of propolis on human Health: pharmacological and molecular aspects pp.219-240
(Tahira Farooqui and Akhlaq A Farooqui)

Chapter 9. Health effects, antioxidant activity and sensory properties of virgin olive oil pp.241-256
(Giovanni Lercker, Giuseppe Caramia, Alessandra Bendini and Lorenzo Cerretani)

Chapter 10. Beneficial effects of mulberry on human health pp.257-274
(Hiroshi Sakagami and Satoru Watanabe)

Chapter 11. Benefits of grape chemicals on human health pp.275-314
(Marcello Iriti and Franco Faoro)

Chapter 12. Beneficial effects of Indian herbs for the treatment of diabetes pp.315-344
(Swati Khole, Jayant Londhe, Saroj Ghaskadbi, TPA Devasagayam)

Chapter 13. Indian medicinal plant Curcuma longa Linn in animal model of cerebral stroke pp.345-368
(Preeti Dohare, Puja Garg, Sheela Tandon and Madhur Ray)

Chapter 14. Beneficial effects of curcumin and DHA on health of human brain pp.369-388
(Sally Frautschy and Greg M Cole)

Chapter 15. Potential benefits of curcumin in acute and chronic lung diseases pp.389-428
(Venkatesan Narayanan, Punithavathi Durairaj and Mary Babu Narayan)

Chapter 16. Garlic and its health claims: molecular aspects pp.429-464
(Masood Sadiq Butt and Muhammad Tauseef Sultan)

Chapter 17. Garlic and human health: an old remedy with modern applications pp.465-482
(Carmia Borek)

Chapter 18. Biological activity and mechanism of action of plant polyphenols: Relevance to human health and disease pp.483-500
(Syed Ibrahim Rizvi and Kanti Bhooshan Pandey)

Chapter 19. Perspective and direction for future research on phytochemicals pp.501-514
(Tahira Farooqui and Akhlaq A. Farooqui)

Index

   Series:
      Food Science and Technology
      Public Health in the 21st Century
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10 (NBC - C)
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-196-4
   Status: AV
  
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