By Noboru Motohashi

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • Publication Date: 2009-05-01
  • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 3642003354
  • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9783642003356

As part of the series Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry, this volume titled BioactiveHeterocycles II presents comprehensive and up-to-date reviews on selected topics concerning flavonoids andanthocyanins in plants, andheterocycles such as bioactive phenothiazines, phenoxazines, and related compounds. The volume is separated into two sections mainly concentrating on these two topics.There are abundant and diverse flavonoids with carbohydrates and lipids, alkaloids (betalain alkaloids and other alkaloids), phenols (chromones, coumarins, lignans, quinines, and other phenolics), terpenoids (monoterpenoids, sesquiterpene lactones, triperpenoid saponins, carotenoids, and other terpenoids), and minerals as micronutritional phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables of our daily diets. Among these phytochemicals, the flavonoids have specific functionality in relation to age-related diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiac infarction, cataracts, and cancer. The authors of each chapter in the first section have presented their evidence in relation to the mechanism of the preventative and therapeutic ability of the compounds.