Bio-Farms for Nutraceuticals

Functional Food and Safety Control by Biosensors

ISBN: 978-1-4419-7346-7 (Print) 978-1-4419-7347-4 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii

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    The NUTRA-SNACKS Project: Basic Research and Biotechnological Programs on Nutraceutics

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    Pages 17-26

    Overview of Diet-Gene Interactions and the Example of Xanthophylls

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    Pages 27-35

    Therapeutic Potential of Dietary Polyphenols against Brain Ageing and Neurodegenerative Disorders

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    Pages 36-51

    Plant Phenolics in the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer

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    Pages 52-67

    Endogenous Antioxidants and Radical Scavengers

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    Pages 68-73

    A Nutritional Strategy for Reducing Disease and Obesity Risks

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    Pages 74-98

    Dietary Phytochemicals and Human Health

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    Pages 99-109

    Bioactive Compounds from Northern Plants

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    Pages 110-121

    Nutraceutical Use of Garlic Sulfur-Containing Compounds

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    Pages 122-143

    Genetic Engineering to Enhance Crop-Based Phytonutrients (Nutraceuticals) to Alleviate Diet-Related Diseases

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    Pages 144-151

    Perspective for the Use of Genetic Transformants in Order to Enhance the Synthesis of the Desired Metabolites: Engineering Chloroplasts of Microalgae for the Production of Bioactive Compounds

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    Pages 152-166

    Biological Elicitors of Plant Secondary Metabolites: Mode of Action and Use in the Production of Nutraceutics

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    Pages 167-184

    Hairy Root Cultures for Secondary Metabolites Production

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    Pages 185-202

    Plant Tissue Culture—An Opportunity for the Production of Nutraceuticals

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    Pages 203-221

    Plant Cell Cultures: Bioreactors for Industrial Production

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    Pages 222-233

    Determination of the Antioxidants’ Ability to Scavenge Free Radicals Using Biosensors

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    Pages 234-240

    Biosensors for the Determination of Phenolic Metabolites

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    Pages 241-249

    Methods for the Determination of Antioxidant Capacity in Food and Raw Materials

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    Pages 250-266

    Analytical Methods for the Extraction and Identification of Secondary Metabolite Production in ‘In Vitro’ Plant Cell Cultures

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    Pages 267-281

    Biosensors for Functional Food Safety and Analysis

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