Health Benefits of Dietary Phenolic Compounds and Biogenic Amines

  • Hector Alonzo Gomez-Gomez
  • Cristine Vanz Borges
  • Igor Otavio Minatel
  • Aline Carbonera Luvizon
  • Giuseppina Pace Pereira LimaEmail author
Reference work entry
Part of the Reference Series in Phytochemistry book series (RSP)


The bioavailability of dietary phytochemicals may be influenced by several factors as food matrix, cultivation conditions, host microbiota, and physiological state. Phenolic compounds and polyamines have been associated with various health benefits. However, their role in human health is dependent on interactions with the gut microbiota and conversion to further bioactive compounds. Dietary compounds have a wide range of effects that are play after the binding and/or interaction between these compounds and other molecules.


Phenolic compounds Polyphenols Polyamines Biogenic amines Fruit Vegetable Beverage Gut microbiota 



Arginine decarboxylase


Agmatine iminohydrolase


Butylated hydroxyanisole


Butylated hydroxytoluene


Carboxynorspermidine decarboxylase


Carboxynorspermidine dehydrogenase


N-carbamoylputrescine amidohydrolase


Diamine oxidase


3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine decarboxylase


3,4 Dihydroxyphenylalanine


Erythrose 4-phosphate


γ-aminobutyric acid


Histidine decarboxylase


Ornithine decarboxylase


Phenylalanine ammonia liase


Polyamine oxidase






Polyphenol oxidases


Reactive oxygen species


S- adenosylmethionine


S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase




Spermidine synthase


Spermine synthase


Tyrosine ammonia-lyase


Transforming growth factor-β



The authors are grateful to the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, Brazil) (305177/2015-0), Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) (02441/09-8) and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) (2016/22665-2)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hector Alonzo Gomez-Gomez
    • 1
  • Cristine Vanz Borges
    • 1
  • Igor Otavio Minatel
    • 1
    • 2
  • Aline Carbonera Luvizon
    • 2
  • Giuseppina Pace Pereira Lima
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Institute of BiosciencesSao Paulo State University – UNESPBotucatuBrazil
  2. 2.Faculdade Sudoeste Paulista – FSPAvaréBrazil

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