Biological Activity and Applications of Natural Compounds

Biological Activity and Applications of Natural Compounds

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Nature represents an amazing source of inspiration, since it produces a great diversity of natural compounds selected by evolution, which exhibit multiple biological activities and applications. A large and very active research field is dedicated to identifying biosynthesized compounds, to improve/develop new methodologies, to produce/reuse natural compounds, and to assess their potential for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries, among others, and additionally, to understand their mechanism of action. This book is dedicated to presenting the most recent results on the development of natural compounds’ applications. Ten original research works, organized by applications, and two reviews are included. Each of them contributes to the knowledge advance, insofar as they present new applications for known products, new methodologies to obtain new products, or the evaluation of a given application, with the applications related to health promotion being the most frequently considered. These works are significant contributions and reinforce the dynamic field of natural products’ applications.

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  • 5-pentylcyclohexa-1,3-diene
  • alantolactone
  • aldol condensation
  • almond
  • amino acid metabolism
  • anti-aging
  • anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacterial activity
  • anticancer
  • anticholinesterase
  • antidiabetic
  • antidiabetic activity
  • antimicrobial
  • antioxidant
  • antitumor
  • Apoptosis
  • arglabin
  • Aspergillus niger
  • Asteraceae
  • biological activity
  • byproducts
  • Caenorhabditis elegans
  • Candida
  • Candida albicans
  • cardioprotective
  • carvacrol
  • celastroloids
  • chalcones
  • chlorogenic acid
  • colorectal cancer
  • Cryptococcus neoformans
  • Cytotoxic
  • design of experiment
  • essential oils
  • flavanones
  • flavonoid
  • fungistatic effect
  • GC/MS
  • Helianthus annuus
  • Helianthus strumosus
  • Honey
  • in vivo study
  • inhibition of dimorphism
  • Longevity
  • Maytenus
  • medicine
  • metabolomics data
  • natural compounds
  • NHDF cells
  • oleracone
  • osthole
  • Oxidative Stress
  • parthenolide
  • Penicillium digitatum
  • phenolic acids
  • phenolic compounds
  • pimenta d’água
  • Portulaca oleracea L.
  • Prangos pabularia Lindl.
  • propolis
  • PTP-1B
  • rosemary
  • Rosmarinic acid
  • Salviae miltiorrhizae radix
  • SAR
  • semisynthesis
  • sesquiterpene lactones
  • structure–activity relationship
  • thapsigargin
  • Therapeutic applications
  • total synthesis
  • ultrasound-assisted extraction
  • volatile oil
  • wound-healing activity
  • α-pinene


DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03936-618-7


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