Editor: Constantin Apetrei

Series Title: Frontiers in Bioactive Compounds

Natural Sources, Physicochemical Characterization and Applications

Volume 1

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Library License: US $516
ISSN: 2468-6395 (Print)
ISSN: 2468-6409 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-342-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-341-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810834141160101

Introduction

This volume presents different aspects related to bioactive compounds, starting with their natural state in raw sources, physicochemical characterization and employment in pharmacy and medicine. The volume is divided into three parts. The first part describes the chemicals structure of bioactive compounds from different natural sources such as olive oils, wines, and medicinal plants. Special attention has been given to identifying the bioactive composition within variations of these natural sources (for example, extra virgin, ordinary or lampante olive oils). The second part of the volume presents the principal methods used for detecting, identifying and quantifying bioactive compounds. Emphasis is given to the use of different types of sensors or biosensors, and multisensor systems in combination with analytical techniques. The final part explains the principal methods for protection of bioactive compounds and the implication of bioactive compounds in pharmacy. This volume is a useful guide for novice researchers interested in learning research methods to study bioactive compounds.

Foreword

- Pp. i
Eleonora-Mihaela Ungureanu
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Preface

- Pp. ii
Constantin Apetrei
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List of Contributors

- Pp. iv-v (2)
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Extra Virgin Olive Oils: Bioactive Compounds and Health Benefits

- Pp. 3-31 (29)
Maria Lisa Clodoveo, Tiziana Dipalmo, Pasquale Crupi, Bernardo C. de Gennaro, Carlo Franchini, Filomena Corbo and Constantin Apetrei

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Wine: Biologic Active Compounds and Health Benefits

- Pp. 32-68 (37)
Constantin Apetrei

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Recent Advances in the Analysis of Bioactive Compounds Based on Molecular Recognition

- Pp. 69-126 (58)
Robert Săndulescu, Cecilia Cristea, Ede Bodoki and Radu Oprean

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Electrochemical Sensors for the Detection of Antioxidants

- Pp. 127-146 (20)
María Luz Rodríguez-Méndez, Celia García-Hernández, Cristina Medina- Plaza, Cristina García-Cabezón, David Paniagua-Albillos, Silvia Rodríguez-Sánchez and José Antonio de Saja-Sáez

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Biosensors for Characterisation of Bioactive Compounds from Wines

- Pp. 147-189 (43)
Bogdan Bucur, Ioana Silvia Hosu and Alina Vasilescu

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Electronic Sensory Systems for Characterization of Bioactive Compounds

- Pp. 190-217 (28)
Jesús Lozano, Daniel Matatagui, José Pedro Santos and M. Carmen Horrillo

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Bioactive Biomolecules Interacting with Cellular Membranes: Modelling with Langmuir Monolayers

- Pp. 218-254 (37)
Felippe J. Pavinatto, Thatyane M. Nobre, Luciano Caseli, Osvaldo N. Oliveira and Jr.

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Protection of Bioactive Compounds

- Pp. 255-301 (47)
Stefan Dima and Cristian Dima

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Subject Index

- Pp. 302-311 (10)
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