Plant polyphenols are secondary metabolites that constitute one of the most common and widespread groups of natural products. They express a large and diverse panel of biological activities including beneficial effects on both plants and humans. Many polyphenols, from their structurally simplest representatives to their oligo/polymeric versions (also referred to as vegetable tannins) are notably known as phytoestrogens, plant pigments, potent antioxidants, and protein interacting agents.
Sponsored by Groupe Polyphenols, this publication, which is the third volume in this highly regarded Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research series, is edited by Véronique Cheynier, Pascale Sarni-Manchado, and Stéphane Quideau (the current President of Groupe Polyphenols). Like their predecessors, they have once again put together an impressive collection of cutting-edge chapters written by expert scientists internationally respected in their respective field of polyphenol sciences.
Volume 3 provides the latest information and opinion on the following major research topics about polyphenols: Organic chemistry and physical chemistry Biosynthesis, genetics and metabolic engineering The role of polyphenols in plants and ecosystems Health and nutrition Analysis and metabolomics Chemists, biochemists, plant scientists, pharmacognosists and pharmacologists, biologists, ecologists, food scientists and nutritionists will all find this book an invaluable resource. Libraries in all universities and research institutions where these disciplines are studied and taught should have copies on their bookshelves.
"Readers will also appreciate the text's comprehensive bibliography. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General readers, upper-division undergraduates, researchers/faculty." (Choice, 1 April 2012)
1 Plant Phenolics: A Biochemical and Physiological Perspective 1 Vincenzo Lattanzio, Angela Cardinali and Vito Linsalata
2 Polyphenols: From Plant Adaptation to Useful Chemical Resources 41 Alain-Michel Boudet
3 Fifty Years of Polyphenol--Protein Complexes 71 Ann E. Hagerman
4 Chemistry of Flavonoids in Color Development 99 Kumi Yoshida, Kin-ichi Oyama and Tadao Kondo
5 Colouring up Plant Biotechnology 131 Cathie Martin, Yang Zhang, Laurence Tomlinson, Kalyani Kallam, Jie Luo, Jonathan D.G. Jones, Antonio Granell, Diego Orzaez and Eugenio Butelli
6 Anthocyanin Biosynthesis, Regulation, and Transport: New Insights from Model Species 143 Lucille Pourcel, Andres Bohorquez-Restrepo, Niloufer G. Irani and Erich Grotewold
7 Shedding Light on the Black Boxes of the Proanthocyanidin Pathway with Grapevine 161 Yung-Fen Huang, Veronique Cheynier and Nancy Terrier
8 Phenolic Compounds in Plant Defense and Pathogen Counter-defense Mechanisms 191 Fouad Daayf, Abdelbasset El Hadrami, Ahmed F. El-Bebany, Maria A. Henriquez, Zhen Yao, Holly Derksen, Isma¨il El-Hadrami and Lorne R. Adam
9 Absorption and Metabolism of Dietary Chlorogenic Acids and Procyanidins 209 Gary Williamson and Angelique Stalmach
10 Extra-Virgin Olive Oil--Healthful Properties of Its Phenolic Constituents 223 Francesco Visioli and Elena Bernardini
11 Analysis and Characterisation of Flavonoid Phase II Metabolites 249 Celestino Santos-Buelga, Susana Gonzalez-Manzano, Montserrat Duenas and Ana M. Gonzalez-Param'as
12 High-speed Countercurrent Chromatography in the Separation of Polyphenols 287 Andrew Marston
13 Strategies for the Controlled Synthesis of Oligomeric Polyphenols 311 Scott A. Snyder
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Véronique Cheynier and Pascale Sarni-Manchado are based at Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, UMR Sciences Pour l'Enologie, Montpellier, France. Stéphane Quideau is at the University of Bordeaux, Institut Europeen de Chimie et Biologie, (ISM, CNRS-UMR 5255), France.