Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity

Bioactive Compounds of Food: Their Role in the Prevention and Treatment of Diseases


Publishing date
01 Nov 2018
Status
Published
Submission deadline
06 Jul 2018

1Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina

3Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Bioactive Compounds of Food: Their Role in the Prevention and Treatment of Diseases

Description

Food bioactive compounds are extranutritional constituents that typically occur in small quantities in foods. They are being intensively studied to evaluate their effects on health. Many bioactive compounds have been discovered. These compounds vary widely in chemical structure and function and are grouped accordingly. Phenolic compounds, including different subcategories, are present in all plants and have been studied extensively in cereals, legumes, nuts, olive oil, vegetables, fruits, tea, and red wine. Other bioactive compounds, including carotenoids and organosulfur compounds, have antioxidant properties, and some studies have demonstrated their favorable effects on thrombosis, tumorogenesis, cancer, and others diseases. They have antioxidant properties, and some studies demonstrated their favorable effects on diseases’ risk factors and in animal and cell culture models. In summary, numerous bioactive compounds appear to have beneficial health effects. Much scientific research needs to be conducted before we can begin making science-based dietary recommendations. Despite this, there is sufficient evidence to recommend consuming food sources rich in bioactive compounds. From a practical perspective, this translates to recommending a diet rich in a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, oils, and nuts. Therefore, the current issue will be focused on identifying as well as understanding the mechanistic role of food bioactive compounds in a range of human pathologies.

The aim of this special issue is to attract original research articles, clinical studies, and review articles describing the current findings on therapeutically promising food bioactive compounds. We invite authors to submit articles that explore aspects of the therapeutic potential of food bioactive compounds.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Bioactive potential of food components: from bioavailability to cellular targets
  • Mechanism of action of bioactive compounds: in vitro and in vivo studies
  • Novel methods to identify the preventive and/or pharmacological activity of bioactive compounds of food
  • Food components in the regulation of pro- and anti-inflammatory pathways
  • Bioactive compounds as regulators of immunological systems
  • Food bioactive compounds in antimicrobial activity and food control
  • Bioactive compounds as regulators of cancer and in chemoprevention
  • Food components in the prevention/regulation of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
  • Food bioactive compounds as preventive/therapeutic agents in controlling human diseases

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4643736
  • - Research Article

Identification of Hypotensive Biofunctional Compounds of Coriandrum sativum and Evaluation of Their Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibition Potential

Farieha Hussain | Nazish Jahan | ... | Saba Jamil
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6053492
  • - Research Article

Omega-9 Oleic Acid, the Main Compound of Olive Oil, Mitigates Inflammation during Experimental Sepsis

Isabel Matos Medeiros-de-Moraes | Cassiano Felippe Gonçalves-de-Albuquerque | ... | Adriana Ribeiro Silva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5048031
  • - Research Article

Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Properties of Black Mulberry (Morus nigra L.) in a Model of LPS-Induced Sepsis

Karine de Pádua Lúcio | Ana Carolina Silveira Rabelo | ... | Daniela Caldeira Costa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4572893
  • - Research Article

Procyanidins Extracted from Lotus Seedpod Ameliorate Amyloid-β-Induced Toxicity in Rat Pheochromocytoma Cells

Hao Huang | Peipei Yan | ... | Liegang Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4973851
  • - Research Article

Polysiphonia japonica Extract Attenuates Palmitate-Induced Toxicity and Enhances Insulin Secretion in Pancreatic Beta-Cells

Seon-Heui Cha | Hyun-Soo Kim | ... | Hee-Sook Jun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3482521
  • - Research Article

Multifunctional Phytocompounds in Cotoneaster Fruits: Phytochemical Profiling, Cellular Safety, Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Effects in Chemical and Human Plasma Models In Vitro

Agnieszka Kicel | Joanna Kolodziejczyk-Czepas | ... | Monika A. Olszewska
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3957262
  • - Review Article

An Overview on the Anti-inflammatory Potential and Antioxidant Profile of Eugenol

Joice Nascimento Barboza | Carlos da Silva Maia Bezerra Filho | ... | Damião Pergentino de Sousa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3153527
  • - Research Article

Falcarinol Is a Potent Inducer of Heme Oxygenase-1 and Was More Effective than Sulforaphane in Attenuating Intestinal Inflammation at Diet-Achievable Doses

Amanda L. Stefanson | Marica Bakovic
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9842908
  • - Research Article

Neuroprotective Effect of Caryocar brasiliense Camb. Leaves Is Associated with Anticholinesterase and Antioxidant Properties

Thiago Sardinha de Oliveira | Douglas Vieira Thomaz | ... | Paulo César Ghedini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3939714
  • - Research Article

Inhibitory Effects of Momordicine I on High-Glucose-Induced Cell Proliferation and Collagen Synthesis in Rat Cardiac Fibroblasts

Po-Yuan Chen | Neng-Lang Shih | ... | Li-Chin Sung
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