Health Properties of Plant Bioactive Compounds: Immune, Antioxidant and Metabolic Effects

Health Properties of Plant Bioactive Compounds: Immune, Antioxidant and Metabolic Effects

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The World Health Organization recommends the consumption of plant foods instead of animal-origin foods due to their high levels of saturated fat and cholesterol. Consumption of plant products has led to research on the beneficial properties of their components beyond basic nutrients. Vegetable-derived peptides have shown multifunctional effects related to chronic diseases, attracting interest from the food, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical industries. This reprint highlights studies on various vegetable extracts, such as chestnut, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, and Protium heptaphyllum gum resin, which have demonstrated antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and cholesterol-regulating properties. Specific compounds derived from plants, such as methyl p-coumarate and lupin protein hydrolysate, have shown effectiveness in reducing inflammation and anxiety, respectively. A vegetable extract of rosemary has been studied for its potential to treat osteogenesis imperfecta. Moreover, this repprint reviews Lycium barbarum berries, essential oils from Annonaceae species, antioxidant compounds, phytosterols, and natural compounds for the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis was discussed. Overall, these studies suggest that vegetable-derived bioactive compounds could serve as new nutraceuticals to prevent and treat a wide range of chronic diseases.

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  • alkaloids
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • amaranth
  • anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacterial activity
  • antibiofilm formation
  • antimicrobial activity
  • antioxidant
  • antioxidant activity
  • Anxiety
  • ApoE−/−
  • Apoptosis
  • applications
  • Asthma
  • Autophagy
  • Biological properties
  • Biology, Life Sciences
  • Blood Brain Barrier
  • Brazilian species
  • breu branco
  • buckwheat
  • Cancer
  • Castanea sativa shells
  • collagen type I
  • coumarins
  • Cultural Studies
  • diabetes
  • Drug delivery
  • dyslipidemia
  • enzymatic activity
  • enzyme-assisted extraction
  • eosinophil
  • essential oil
  • Fermentation
  • Food & society
  • Functional foods
  • functional ingredients
  • Gene expression
  • goji berries
  • hypercholesterolemia
  • in vitro cultures
  • in vitro gastro-intestinal digestion
  • lupin
  • Mathematics & science
  • methyl p-coumarate
  • molecular docking
  • monacolin
  • n/a
  • nanocellulose
  • nanofibers
  • Natural Products
  • neurodegeneration
  • NF-κB
  • Obesity
  • oligosaccharides
  • oral mucositis
  • osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Oxidative Stress
  • PCSK9
  • Peptides
  • peptidomics
  • phenolic compounds
  • phenolics
  • phytosterols
  • plant material
  • PPARα
  • Prebiotic
  • pro-healthy effects
  • proteasome
  • protein hydrolysates
  • Quinoa
  • Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects
  • Research & information: general
  • rosemary extract
  • Ruta montana
  • seed storage proteins
  • skin fibroblasts
  • Society & culture: general
  • Society & Social Sciences
  • statin
  • Subcritical Water Extraction (SWE)
  • sustainability
  • Th2 cytokines
  • Treatment
  • trypsin inhibitors
  • Unfolded Protein Response


DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-0365-8012-8


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