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Editors: Joshua T. Mayer
Book Description:
This book presents important research advances in the study of vitamin research, including flavonoids, beta carotene, vitamin d and vitamin c. Topics discussed herein include the role of vitamin c in human reproduction; vitamin c as a stress bioindicator; vitamin d receptor agonists; carotenoids in crops; bioavailability and metabolism of dietary flavonoids; and flavonoid action in cancer. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

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Table of Contents:

Volume 1

Chapter 1: Vitamin C: Dietary Requirements, Dietary Sources, and Adverse Effects (pp. 1-24)
(Chin-San Liu, Changhua Christian Hospital, Vascular and Genomic Center, Neurology Dept., Chang Jung Christian Univ.)

Chapter 2: Vitamin C Intake: Types of Foods Consumed and Meal Pattern Differences in Children with High or Low Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (pp. 25-42)
(Alan M. Preston, Luis Vásquez Quiñones, Cynthia M. Pérez, Ernesto Pérez Torres and Cinty Rodríguez, University of Puerto Rico)

Chapter 3: The Role of Vitamin C in Human Reproduction (pp. 43-59)
(Tzagaraki E, Sofocleous C, Tounta G, Mavrou A, Kolialexi A, Department of Medical Genetics, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 4: Vitamin C: Daily Requirements, Dietary Sources and Adverse Effects (pp. 61-82)
(Jun Yang, Jiaren Liu, John Parry, Frito-Lay R&D, Plano, TX, and others)

Chapter 5: Encapsulation Devices for Vitamin C (pp. 83-108)
(Magdalena Stevanović, Dragan Uskoković, Institute of Technical Sciences of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 6: Molecular Bases of the Cellular Handling of Vitamin C: Transport and Metabolism in Health and Disease (pp. 109-131)
(Marin JJG, Serrano MA, Perez MJ, Macias RIR, Laboratory of Experimental Hepatology and Drug Targeting, Research Unit, University Hospital, Biomedical Research Center for the Study of Liver and Gastrointestinal Diseases, (CIBERehd), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain)

Chapter 7: Impact of Vitamin C on Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress and Tissue Injury (pp. 133-173)
(Kelsey H. Fisher-Wellman, Richard J. Bloomer, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN)

Chapter 8: Human Specific Vitamin C Metabolism and Xenobiotic Polymorphism: The Optimal Nutrition (pp. 175-214)
(Yasuo Kagawa, Shizu Higasa, Masaru Tsujimura, Fumio Komatsu, Yoshiko Yanagisawa, Sadahiko Iwamoto, High Technology Center, Kagawa Nutrition University, Sakado, Japan, and others)

Chapter 9: Vitamin C Protects from Oxidative DNA Damage and Apoptosis Caused by Food N-Nitrosamines (pp. 215-252)
(Ana I. Haza, Almudena García, Paloma Morales, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 10: Pro-oxidant vs. Antioxidant Effects of Vitamin C (pp. 253-282)
(Borut Poljsak, John G. Ionescu, University College of Health Studies, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and others)

Chapter 11: Effects of Vitamin C on Oxidative Stress-Induced Molecular Pathways in Epilepsy (pp. 283-295)
(Mustafa Nazıroğlu, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey)

Chapter 12: Vitamin C as a Stress Bioindicator of Norway Spruce: A Case Study in Slovenia (pp. 297-312)
(Samar Al Sayegh Petkovšek, Boštjan Pokorny, Erico Velenje, Ecological Research and Industrial Cooperation, Velenje, Slovenia)

Chapter 13: Protective Effect of Vitamin C on Vascular Damage and Arterial Hypertension Induced by Low-Level of Mercury and Lead Exposure (pp. 313-325)
(Antonio J. López-Farré, José J. Zamorano-León, Daniel Sacristán, Maria Marques, and Carlos Macaya, Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 14: Vitamin C in the Treatment of Endothelial Dysfunction (pp. 327-337)
(Alin Stirban, Diabetes Clinic, Ruhr- University Bochum, Bad Oeynhausen, Germany)

Chapter 15: Vitamin C Intake by Japanese Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (pp. 339-350)
(Fumi Hirayama and Andy H. Lee, School of Public Health, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia)

Chapter 16: Reciprocal Effects of Ascorbate on Cancer Cell Growth and the Expression of Matrix Metalloproteinases and Transforming Growth Factor-Beta: Modulation by Gene Silencing or P. Leucotomos (pp. 351-359)
(Neena Philips, School of Natural Sciences, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ)

Chapter 17: Shortage of Vitamin C Accelerates Aging (pp. 361-367)
(Akihito Ishigami, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Toho University, Chiba, Japan)

Chapter 18: The Importance of Food Processing on Vitamin C: Present and Future Trends (pp. 369-372)
(Rui M. S. Cruz, Margarida C. Vieira, Cristina L. M. Silva, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 19: Vitamin D: Biochemistry, Nutrition and Roles (Vitamin D and Bone) (pp. 373-390)
(Sadaoki Sakai, Yoshiteru Miyauchi, Yoshiaki Toyama, Takeshi Miyamoto, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan, and others)

Chapter 20: Vitamin D Deficiency and its Health Consequences (pp. 391-417)
(Diana Badiu, Rafael Luque, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Ovidius University of Constanta, Constanta, Romania, and others)

Chapter 21: Vitamin D and the Thyroid (pp. 419-431)
(Shannon Wakeley, Whitney Goldner, Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA)

Chapter 22: Vitamin D Fights Cancer: Fact or Fiction? (pp. 434-458)
(George P. Studzinski, Michael Danilenko, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, and others)

Chapter 23: Vitamin D Receptor Agonists and Kidney Diseases (pp. 459-480)
(Theodoros Eleftheriadis, Vassilios Liakopoulos, Department of Nephrology, General Hospital of Serres, Serres, Greece, and others)

Chapter 24: Effect of Vitamin D3, K1 and B6 Supplemented Oil against Oxidative Stress: A Study on Fertile Women (pp. 481-492)
(Arianna Vignini, Francesca Raffaelli, Alessandro Alidori, Luca Montesi, Francesca Petrini, Laura Mazzanti, Laura Nanetti, Department of Biochemistry, Biology and Genetics, School of Medicine, Marche Polytechnic University Ancona, Italy, and others)

Chapter 25: Vitamin D and Hyperparathyroidism (pp. 493-500)
(William Rolston, Donald Bodenner, Brendan C. Stack, Jr., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, and others)

Chapter 26: Immune Mechanisms by Which Topically Applied Vitamin D Acts as a Therapeutic Agent (pp. 501-512)
(Shelley Gorman, Prue H. Hart, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Volume 2

Chapter 27: Influences of Vitamin D on Prostate Cancer Prevention and Bone Health (pp. 513-516)
(Janet Laura Colli, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Surgery, Division of Urology, Birmingham Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama)

Chapter 28: Effect of Magnesium Deficiency on Vitamin D Metabolism and Action (pp. 517-531)
(Robert K. Rude, Helen E. Gruber, USC Keck School of Medicine and Orthopaedic Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA, and others)

Chapter 29: Carotenoids in Crops: Roles, Regulation of the Pathway, Breeding to Improve the Content (pp. 533-588)
(Marco Fambrini & Claudio Pugliesi, Dipartimento di Biologia delle Piante Agrarie, Sezione di Genetica, Università di Pisa, Italy)

Chapter 30: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Beta-Carotene-Rich Food Interventions for Improving Vitamin A Status (pp. 589-606)
(Betty J. Burri and Tami Turner, Western Human Nutrition Research Center, ARS, USDA, Davis, CA)

Chapter 31: β-Carotene Production Under Greenhouse Conditions (pp. 607-639)
(Ramón Gerardo Guevara-González, Irineo Torres-Pacheco, Enrique Rico-García, Rosalía Virginia Ocampo-Velázquez, Adán Mercado-Luna, Rodrigo Castañeda-Miranda, Luis Octavio Solís-Sánchez, Daniel Alaniz-Lumbreras, Roberto Gómez-Loenzo, Gilberto Herrera-Ruíz and Genaro Martin Soto-Zarazúa, Facultad de Ingeniería. Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Centro Universitario Cerro de las Campanas, México)

Chapter 32: Water Soluble Supramolecular Complexes of β-Carotene and Other Carotenoids (pp. 641-679)
(Nikolay E. Polyakov and Lowell D. Kispert, Chemistry Department, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA, and others)

Chapter 33: Carotene Dispersion in Liquid Media (pp. 681-696)
(Cao-Hoang Lan, Waché Yves, Laboratoire GPMA, ENSBANA, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France and others)

Chapter 34: Comparing Local Fruits and Vegetables and B-carotene Supplements as a Vitamin A Source for Honduran Mothers and Infants (pp. 697-711)
(Douglas L. Taren, Rina G. Kaminsky, Jackeline Alger, Monica Mourra, Rahul Mhaskar and Louise M. Canfield, The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, and others)

Chapter 35: Role of Small-Sized Tomatoes in Carotenoids Assumption (pp. 713-725)
(Fabio Licciardello and Giuseppe Muratore, Section of Food Technologies, DOFATA, University of Catania, Catania, Italy)

Chapter 36: Seafood: A Natural Source of Carotenoids (pp. 727-731)
(Ana Rodríguez-Bernaldo de Quirós; Julia López-Hernández, Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology Department, Pharmacy Faculty, Campus Sur s/n, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Chapter 37: In Vitro Antioxidant Activity of Synthetic β-carotene and Natural Carotenoid Extracts Against the Oxidative Degradation of Food-Related Oil-in-Water Emulsions (pp. 733-763)
(Sotirios Kiokias, Charikleia Dimakou, Vassiliki Oreopoulou, Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Technology, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Polytechnioupoli Zografou, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 38: Bioavailability and Metabolism of Dietary Flavonoids – Much Known – Much More to Discover (pp. 765-815)
(David E Stevenson Arjan Scheepens and Roger D Hurst, The Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand, Hamilton, New Zealand, and others)

Chapter 39: Cytoprotective activity of Flavonoids in relation to their Chemical Structures and Physicochemical Properties (pp. 817-859)
(Jingli Zhang and Margot A Skinner, The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand)

Chapter 40: Oligomeric Nature, Colloidal State, Rheology, Antioxidant Capacity and Antiviral Activity of Polyflavonoids (pp. 861-904)
(A.Pizzi, Enstib-Lermab, University Henry Poincare – Nancy 1, Epinal, France)

Chapter 41: Grapefruit Flavonoids: naringin and naringinin (pp. 905-935)
(Ricky W K Wong and A Bakr Rabie, Biomedical and Tissue Engineering, University of Hong Kong)

Chapter 42: Development of Promising Natural-derived Molecules to improve Therapeutic Strategies (pp. 937-697)
(Dominique Delmas, Frédéric Mazué, Didier Colin, Patrick Dutartre and Norbert Latruffe, Inserm U866, Dijon, F-21000, France, and others)

Chapter 43: Effect of a Diet Rich in Cocoa Flavonoids on the Experimental Acute Inflammation (pp. 969-985)
(Castell M, Franch A, Ramos-Romero S, Ramiro-Puig E, Pérez-Cano FJ, Castellote C, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 44: Mechanisms at the Root of Flavonoid Action In Cancer: A Step Toward Solving The Rubik's Cube (pp. 987-1004)
(Maria Marino and Pamela Bulzomi, Department of Biology, University Roma Tre, Italy)

Chapter 45: Antiophidian Mechanisms of Medicinal Plants (pp. 1005-1018)
(Rafael da Silva Melo, Nicole Moreira Farrapo, Dimas dos Santos Rocha Junior, Magali Glauzer Silva, José Carlos Cogo, Cháriston André Dal Belo, Léa Rodrigues-Simioni, Francisco Carlos Groppo, Yoko Oshima Franco, Universidade de Sorocaba, UNISO, Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 46: Molecular Targets of Flavonoids during Apoptosis in Cancer Cells (pp. 1019-1029)
(Kenichi Yoshida, Department of Life Sciences, Meiji University, Japan)

Chapter 47: Flavan-3-ol Monomers and Condensed Tannins in Dietary and Medicinal Plants
(pp. 1031-1047)
(Chaomei Ma and Masao Hattori, Institute of Natural Medicine, University of Toyama, Japan)

Chapter 48: Chemotaxonomic Applications of Flavonoids (pp. 1049-1057)
(Jacqui M. McRae, Qi Yang, Russell J. Crawford, Enzo A. Palombo, Environment and Biotechnology Centre, Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorne, VIC, and others)

Chapter 49: Bioanalysis of Flavonoid Composition of Herbal Extracts and Dietary Supplements (pp. 1059-1072)
(Shujing Ding and Ed Dudley, Department of Environmental and Molecular Biosciences, School of the Environment and Society, Swansea University, Singleton Park Swansea, UK)

Chapter 50: Antibacterial effects of the flavonoids of the leaves of Afrofittonia silvestris (pp. 1073-1079)
(Kola’ K. Ajibesin, Department of Pharmacognosy, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State)

Chapter 51: Why is Bioavailability of Anthocyanins so low? (pp. 1081-1087)
(Sabina Passamonti, Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste)

Chapter 52: Flavonoids with Antimicrobial Properties (pp. 1089-1188)
(Dra.Rosa Martha Pérez Gutiérrez, Mexico)


      Nutrition and Diet Research Progress
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10 1235 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-928-1
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