Curcumin in Health and Disease

Curcumin in Health and Disease
Author: Beatrice E. Bachmeier
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2019-10-11
ISBN: 3039214497
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curcumin in Health and Disease Book Excerpt:

The plant-derived polyphenol curcumin has been used in promoting health and combating disease for thousands of years. Its therapeutic effects have been successfully utilized in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine in order to treat inflammatory diseases. Current results from modern biomolecular research reveal the modulatory effects of curcumin on a variety of signal transduction pathways associated with inflammation and cancer. In this context, curcumin’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumorigenic, and even anti-metastatic activities are discussed. On the cellular level, the reduced activity of several transcription factors (such as NFkB or AP-1) and the suppression of inflammatory cytokines, matrix degrading enzymes, metastasis related genes and even microRNAs are reported. On functional levels, these molecular effects translate into reduced proliferative, invasive, and metastatic capacity, as well as induced tumor cell apoptosis. All these effects have been observed not only in vitro but also in animal models. In combination with anti-neoplastic drugs like Taxol, kinase inhibitors, and radiation therapy, curcumin potentiates the drugs’ therapeutic power and can protect against undesired side effects. Natural plant-derived compounds like curcumin have one significant advantage: They do not usually cause side effects. This feature qualifies curcumin for primary prevention in healthy persons with a predisposition to cancer, arteriosclerosis, or chronic inflammatory diseases. Nonetheless, curcumin is considered safe, although potential toxic effects stemming from high dosages, long-term intake, and pharmacological interactions with other compounds have yet to be assessed. This Special Issue examines in detail and updates current research on the molecular targets, protective effects, and modes of action of natural plant-derived compounds and their roles in the prevention and treatment of human diseases.

Environmental Contaminants and Medicinal Plants Action on Female Reproduction

Environmental Contaminants and Medicinal Plants Action on Female Reproduction
Author: Alexander V. Sirotkin,Adriana Kolesarova
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2022-02-08
ISBN: 0323860125
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Contaminants and Medicinal Plants Action on Female Reproduction Book Excerpt:

Environmental Contaminants and Medicinal Plants Action on Female Reproduction discusses the problem of environmental pollution, medicinal and food plants, and their impact on reproduction. The book describes the mechanisms of environmental contaminants' action, outlines the key causes of their harmful impact on reproduction, and explores what regulatory substances and processes should be targeted due to the negative effect of pollutants on reproduction. Furthermore, it describes the provenance, properties, physiological and therapeutic effects, and possible areas of application of the known medicinal and functional food plants and their constituents with a focus on female reproductive processes. This book will be a useful resource for reproductive biologists, specialists in assisted reproduction, animal production and phytotherapy, toxicologists, pharmacologists, pharmaceutical scientists, endocrinologists, medicinal and natural product chemists, nutritionists and others engaged in the study of environmental contaminants and medicinal and functional food plants. Discusses common environmental contaminants that affect female reproductive processes and the mechanisms of their effects Covers plants and their active substances as potential protectives to environmental contaminants Examines how medicinal plants affect female reproductive processes, the mechanisms of their effects, and what plant molecules are responsible for the positive effects

Intelligent Biotechnologies of Natural and Synthetic Biologically Active Substances

Intelligent Biotechnologies of Natural and Synthetic Biologically Active Substances
Author: Vladimir Kurchenko
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030966410
Category: Bioactive compounds
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Biotechnologies of Natural and Synthetic Biologically Active Substances Book Excerpt:

This book contains articles on innovative biotechnologies for the production and application of biopolymers and their derivatives in various industries. The conference "Intelligent Biotechnologies of Natural and Synthetic Biologically Active Substances: XIII Narochanskie Readings" took place on the base of Belarussian State University (Republic of Belarus, Minsk) and North Caucasus Federal University (Russian Federation, Stavropol) on December 1-3, 2021. The general scope of the book is current issues of biologically active substances (BAS) recovery and preparation methods development and their application in medicine, pharmaceutics, and functional nutrition. A number of original articles are devoted to the actual problems of BAS obtaining and application. A significant part of articles is related to the production of BAS nanocomplexes. Much attention is paid to promising areas of healthy foods biotechnology development and food safety. The book intends to readership specializing in the field of searching for new sources of BAS for their practical use in the framework of innovative pharmaceuticals and functional foods development.

Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies

Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies
Author: Ioannis Arvanitoyannis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 826
Release: 2012-06-12
ISBN: 1439800456
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies Book Excerpt:

Many factors are relevant in making the proper choice of food packaging material, including those related to shelf life and biodegradability. To meet these demands, new processing and preservation techniques have arisen, most notably modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and active packaging (AP). Modified Atmosphere and Active Packaging Technologies

NanoNutraceuticals

NanoNutraceuticals
Author: Bhupinder Singh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN: 1351138936
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NanoNutraceuticals Book Excerpt:

This book will be a comprehensive account of the various facets of nutraceuticals domain. The peruser of this book will find details on various nanotech approaches to nutraceuticals, prebiotics and probiotics, along with their specific applications.

Whey Protein Production Chemistry Functionality and Applications

Whey Protein Production  Chemistry  Functionality  and Applications
Author: Mingruo Guo
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN: 111925602X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whey Protein Production Chemistry Functionality and Applications Book Excerpt:

An up-to-date overview of the dynamic field of whey protein utilization Whey Protein Production, Chemistry, Functionality and Applications explores the science and technology behind the rapidly increasing popularity of this most versatile of dairy by-products. With its richly nutritious qualities, whey protein has been widely used in the food industry for many years. The last decade has, however, seen manufacturers develop many innovative and exciting new applications for it, both in food and other areas. Taking account of these advances, this insightful work offers a full explanation of the technological and chemical breakthroughs that have made whey protein more in-demand than ever before. Topics covered include manufacturing technologies, thermal and chemical modifications, non-food uses, denaturation and interactions, and more. In its broad scope, the book encompasses: An up-to-date overview of recent developments and new applications Breakdowns of the chemical, nutritional, and functional properties of whey protein Commentary on the current and future outlooks of the whey protein market Examinations of the methods and manufacturing technologies that enable whey protein recovery A full guide to the numerous applications of whey protein in food production and other industries Whey Protein Production, Chemistry, Functionality and Applications is an unparalleled source of information on this highly adaptable and much sought-after commodity, and is essential reading for food and dairy scientists, researchers and graduate students, and professionals working in the food formulation and dairy processing industries.

Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications 3 Volume Set

Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications  3 Volume Set
Author: Munmaya Mishra
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 6778
Release: 2018-12-17
ISBN: 1351019406
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications 3 Volume Set Book Excerpt:

Undoubtedly the applications of polymers are rapidly evolving. Technology is continually changing and quickly advancing as polymers are needed to solve a variety of day-to-day challenges leading to improvements in quality of life. The Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications presents state-of-the-art research and development on the applications of polymers. This groundbreaking work provides important overviews to help stimulate further advancements in all areas of polymers. This comprehensive multi-volume reference includes articles contributed from a diverse and global team of renowned researchers. It offers a broad-based perspective on a multitude of topics in a variety of applications, as well as detailed research information, figures, tables, illustrations, and references. The encyclopedia provides introductions, classifications, properties, selection, types, technologies, shelf-life, recycling, testing and applications for each of the entries where applicable. It features critical content for both novices and experts including, engineers, scientists (polymer scientists, materials scientists, biomedical engineers, macromolecular chemists), researchers, and students, as well as interested readers in academia, industry, and research institutions.

New Insights Into Extracellular Vesicles in Cardiovascular Disease Molecular Basis Diagnosis and Therapy

New Insights Into Extracellular Vesicles in Cardiovascular Disease  Molecular Basis  Diagnosis and Therapy
Author: Xiaoheng Liu,Youhua Tan,Bingmei M. Fu,Yang Shen
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2022-10-06
ISBN: 2832501621
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Insights Into Extracellular Vesicles in Cardiovascular Disease Molecular Basis Diagnosis and Therapy Book Excerpt:

Curcumin for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

Curcumin for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
Author: Tahira Farooqui,Akhlaq A. Farooqui
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2019-03-16
ISBN: 0128154624
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curcumin for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders Book Excerpt:

Curcumin for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders: Neurochemical and Pharmacological Properties focuses on the different molecular mechanisms underlying curcumin-mediated beneficial effects in neurological diseases. The book's editors discuss the neurochemical and pharmacological properties of curcumin, followed by the effect of curcumin in neurotraumatic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and neuropsychiatric diseases. The book also offers a perspective on future studies on the treatment of neurological disorders. The beneficial effects of curcumin have been observed both in cultured cells and in animal models, thus paving the way for ongoing present and future human clinical trials. Curcumin produces antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects not only by blocking oxidative stress and neuroinflammation in neurotraumatic and neurodegenerative diseases, but also by restoring cellular homeostasis and rebalancing redox equilibrium. Identifies molecular mechanisms of curcumin effects in neurological diseases Includes effects on neurotraumatic, neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases Covers the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of curcumin Examines curcumin’s potential in developing new therapeutic drugs

Polymers for Food Applications

Polymers for Food Applications
Author: Tomy J. Gutiérrez
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 818
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN: 3319946250
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymers for Food Applications Book Excerpt:

This book presents an exhaustive review on the use of polymers for food applications. Polymer-based systems for food applications such as: films, foams, nano- and micro-encapsulated, emulsions, hydrogels, prebiotics, 3D food printing, edible polymers for the development of foods for people with special feeding regimes, sensors, among others, have been analyzed in this work.

Nano and Microscale Drug Delivery Systems

Nano  and Microscale Drug Delivery Systems
Author: Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2017-03-27
ISBN: 0323527280
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nano and Microscale Drug Delivery Systems Book Excerpt:

Nano- and Microscale Drug Delivery Systems: Design and Fabrication presents the developments that have taken place in recent years in the field of micro- and nanoscale drug delivery systems. Particular attention is assigned to the fabrication and design of drug delivery systems in order to i) reduce the side effects of therapeutic agents, ii) increase their pharmacological effect, and iii) improve aqueous solubility and chemical stability of different therapeutic agents. This book is designed to offer a cogent, concise overview of current scholarship in this important area of research through its focus on the characterization and fabrication of a variety of nanomaterials for drug delivery applications. It is an invaluable reference source for both biomaterials scientists and biomedical engineers who want to learn more about how nanomaterials are engineered and used in the design of drug delivery nanosystems. Shows how micro- and nanomaterials can be engineered to create more effective drug delivery systems Summarizes current nanotechnology research in the field of drug delivery systems Explores the pros and cons of using particular nanomaterials as therapeutic agents Serves as a valuable reference for both biomaterials scientists and biomedical engineers who want to learn more about how nanomaterials are engineered and used in the design of drug delivery nanosystems

Handbook of Polyester Drug Delivery Systems

Handbook of Polyester Drug Delivery Systems
Author: M. N. V. Ravi Kumar
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2017-03-27
ISBN: 1315341166
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Polyester Drug Delivery Systems Book Excerpt:

In the quest for innovative drug delivery systems attempting to meet the unmet needs in pharmaceutical space, research has taken a much more complicated path that poses a significant challenge for translation. Despite the progress made with novel materials, polyesters still remain at the helm of drug delivery technologies. This book provides a single source of reference of polyester drug delivery systems that covers a broad spectrum of materials design, manufacturing techniques, and applications.

Legumes

Legumes
Author: Maria Ángeles Martín-Cabrejas
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2019-01-02
ISBN: 1788016750
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legumes Book Excerpt:

Legumes have high potential for improving the nutritional quality of foods, but limited data on their bioactive compounds exists. Results of clinical and epidemiological studies suggest that natural antioxidants can protect us against oxidative stress that is closely associated with cancer and cardiovascular disease. Legumes are a valuable source of bioactive compounds such as phenolic compounds, peptides and non-nutritional factors. They are rich in several important micronutrients, including potassium, magnesium, folate, iron, and zinc, and are an important source of protein in vegetarian diets. They are among the only plant foods that provide significant amounts of the amino acid, lysine. Commonly consumed legumes are also rich in total and soluble fibre as well as in resistant starch. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the antioxidant activity and health aspects of legumes. The international spread of contributors will describe the key factors that influence consumer acceptance of legumes in the diet, as well as the known functional properties of legumes and legume based food products. It will serve as an excellent and up-to-date reference for food scientists, food chemists, researchers in human nutrition, dietetics and the chemistry of natural compounds.

Proceedings of 13th International Conference and Exhibition on Nanomedicine and Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology 2017

Proceedings of 13th International Conference and Exhibition on Nanomedicine and Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology 2017
Author: ConferenceSeries
Publsiher: ConferenceSeries
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2017-07-18
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of 13th International Conference and Exhibition on Nanomedicine and Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology 2017 Book Excerpt:

July 24-25, 2017 Rome, Italy Key Topics : Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Novel Drug Delivery Technology, Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery, Nanotechnology for Pediatric Medicine, Nanotechnology in Preclinical and Clinical Development, Regulatory Guidance for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology for Targeted Drug Delivery, Future Aspects of Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Recent Advances in Nanotechnology, Major Challenges in Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical Companies and Markets, Business Opportunities in Nanotechnology, Nano Pharmaceuticals, Nanomedicines and Biomedical Applications,

Comprehensive Natural Products II

Comprehensive Natural Products II
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 7388
Release: 2010-03-05
ISBN: 0080453821
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehensive Natural Products II Book Excerpt:

This work presents a definitive interpretation of the current status of and future trends in natural products—a dynamic field at the intersection of chemistry and biology concerned with isolation, identification, structure elucidation, and chemical characteristics of naturally occurring compounds such as pheromones, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and enzymes. With more than 1,800 color figures, Comprehensive Natural Products II features 100% new material and complements rather than replaces the original work (©1999). Reviews the accumulated efforts of chemical and biological research to understand living organisms and their distinctive effects on health and medicine Stimulates new ideas among the established natural products research community—which includes chemists, biochemists, biologists, botanists, and pharmacologists Informs and inspires students and newcomers to the field with accessible content in a range of delivery formats Includes 100% new content, with more than 6,000 figures (1/3 of these in color) and 40,000 references to the primary literature, for a thorough examination of the field Highlights new research and innovations concerning living organisms and their distinctive role in our understanding and improvement of human health, genomics, ecology/environment, and more Adds to the rich body of work that is the first edition, which will be available for the first time in a convenient online format giving researchers complete access to authoritative Natural Products content

Thermal Insulation and Radiation Control Technologies for Buildings

Thermal Insulation and Radiation Control Technologies for Buildings
Author: Jan Kośny,David W. Yarbrough
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2022-06-06
ISBN: 3030986934
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermal Insulation and Radiation Control Technologies for Buildings Book Excerpt:

This book offers a unique treatment of building insulating products and the integration of these products with building components. This book was written for all those involved in building design, specification, construction, and commissioning, providing them with an understanding of and appreciation for the wide variety of thermal insulation products and technologies available for use in all types of buildings. The book proceeds from basic definitions and discussion of heat-transfer topics and thermal insulation concepts, to the design and use of these products. The impact of thermal insulation on dynamic building performance, including factors other than heating and cooling, is also discussed. The book does not require an advanced mathematical background. The authors provide sufficient information to provide a qualitative understanding, with more mathematical sections included for those interested in modeling and analysis. The basic physics associated with heat transfer in buildings are presented, along with the steady-state and transient analysis techniques needed for the effective implementation of thermal insulation and assemblies. Modern building design involves the integration of comfort, safety, economics, durability and cost considerations, all of which impact the selection and use of thermal insulation materials in buildings. In addition to theoretical explanations of the underlying science, the book details the properties and application of new thermal insulation materials, including vacuum panels, gas-filled panels, aerogels, phase-change materials, and radiation control technologies. Given its scope, the book will be of interest to researchers and building engineers wishing to understand the latest technologies and materials available, so as to achieve reduced energy consumption in commercial and residential buildings.

Drug Delivery Technology

Drug Delivery Technology
Author: Prashant L. Pingale
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2022-03-21
ISBN: 3110746891
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drug Delivery Technology Book Excerpt:

Bioenhancers have been used in Ayurveda historically and are now being investigated for their pharmacological effi cacy. Herbal bioenhancers work on the gastrointestinal tract to improve absorption and drug bioavailability by acting on the drug metabolic process. Many herbal drugs show low activity due to their poor lipid solubility or improper molecular size. Piperine, gingerol, naringin, quercetin, niaziridin, glycyrrhizin, allicin, curcumin, genistein and others are able to enhance the bioavailability of active pharmaceuticals. This book details various facets of herbal bio-enhancers in a single comprehensive text.

Maize

Maize
Author: Sukhvinder Singh Purewal,Pinderpal Kaur,Sneh Punia Bangar,Kawaljit Singh Sandhu,Surender Kumar Singh,Maninder Kaur
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2022-09-30
ISBN: 1000685934
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maize Book Excerpt:

Maize is widely cultivated throughout the world due to its high-yield potential. The economic and nutritional value of maize grains is associated with its starch content, protein, fibre, bioactive compounds, and minerals. Maize is used worldwide in the preparation of health-benefiting, antioxidant-rich, fortified products and dietary supplements. Maize: Nutritional Composition, Processing, and Industrial Uses explores the status of maize in terms of its production, nutritional composition, biofortification, processing methods, health benefits, maize-based products, and storage. This book also emphasizes the key features of maize grains which make it an ideal crop for industrial use. It covers all aspects of recent research about the maize and provides updated information. Features Discusses information related to chemistry of maize components Highlights comprehensive information on the physical and milling properties of maize Explains the structure, functional, and antioxidant properties of maize flour Provides the latest scientific development in the modification of maize starch Explores various maize-based food products and their storage Examines maize protein, scenarios, and quality improvement through bio-fortification In-depth information is provided regarding various health-benefiting nutrient components of maize flour, offering meaningful information for product formulation. This book unfolds the potential of maize grains for industrial use.

Nanotechnology Applications for Cancer Chemotherapy

Nanotechnology Applications for Cancer Chemotherapy
Author: Sanyog Jain,Kaisar Raza,Ashish Kumar Agrawal,Ankur Vaidya
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 702
Release: 2020-09-30
ISBN: 0128178477
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Applications for Cancer Chemotherapy Book Excerpt:

Applications of Nanotechnology in Cancer Chemotherapy offers a complete and concise summary of nanotechnological interventions for cancer management. It highlights the basics of oncology, the cancer microenvironment, targets for active drug delivery, the underlying mechanisms and molecular pathways to enhance the drug delivery to the cancer site. The book discusses the principles of basic and innovative nanocarrier-based therapeutic approaches to modulate the progression of the disease. In addition, this book also explores the evolving targeting approaches specific to the cancer site and type. The scope of the book is not limited to targeted drug delivery for various cancers, but also explores the advancements in cancer imaging and diagnostics employing the nanotechnological tools. Emphasis has been given on the important evaluation techniques like in-vitro cell culture and in-vivo animal models to assess the performance of cancer nanomedicines. The book includes clinical study reports of various drug moieties explored using variety of nanoconstructs in myriad cancer conditions with the input of global market and pharmacoeconomics. Discusses how organic and inorganic nanoplatforms are being used in cancer treatment Shows how nanotechnology is being used to create new and more accurate diagnostic tools Surveys the current generation of cancer nanomedicines, assessing their advantages and challenges

Emulsions

Emulsions
Author: Alexandru Grumezescu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2016-06-13
ISBN: 0128043776
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emulsions Book Excerpt:

Emulsions, the third volume of the Nanotechnology in the Food Industry series, is an invaluable resource for anyone in the food industry who needs the most recent information about scientific advances in nanotechnology on this topic. This volume focuses on basic and advanced knowledge about nanoemulsion, and presents an overview of the production methods, materials (solvents, emulsifiers, and functional ingredients), and current analytical techniques that can be used for the identification and characterization of nanoemulsions. The book also discusses the applications of nanoemulsion with special emphasis on systems suitable for utilization within the food industry. This book is useful to a wide audience of food science research professionals and students who are doing research in this field, as well as others interested in recent nanotechnological progress worldwide. Presents fundamentals of nanoemulsions, methods of preparation (high-energy and low-energy techniques), and applications in the food industry Includes research studies of nanoemulsification technology to improve bioavailability of food ingredients and research analysis Offers benefits and methods of risk assessment to ensure food safety Presents cutting-edge encapsulating systems to improve the quality of functional compounds Provides a variety of methods, such as high-shear stirring, high-pressure homogenizers, self-emulsification, phase transitions and phase-inversion, to further research in this field