Flavonoids in health and disease by Catherine A. Rice-Evans, Lester Packer

By Catherine A. Rice-Evans, Lester Packer

Proposing advances within the quarter of analysis into flavonoids, this paintings discusses the molecular, biochemical and physiological results of flavonoids in vivo. It highlights the anticancer houses of flavonoids and investigates flavonoid effect on heart disorder. It additionally provided facts for the protecting results of nutritional phytochemicals opposed to continual illnesses.

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The most immediate response to wounding is the oxidation of preexisting phenolic compounds and hence their degradation. Thus, the chlorogenic acid content of tomato fruit pericarp falls for 6 h after wounding, and activation of phenolic metabolism occurs later, with an increase in phenylalanine ammonia-lyase activity and consequent accumulation of chlorogenic acid, feruloyl-, p-coumaroyl, and sinapoyl-glucose [2]. Such an accumulation of caffeoylquinic acids or caffeoyl-and dicaffeoyl tartaric acids is also observed in shredded carrots and in minimally processed lettuce leaves [89– 91], although its intensity may depend on storage conditions, either in air or in controlled atmospheres.

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