Ana Sanches Silva
University of Porto
ChemistryFood scienceBiochemistryFood packagingBiology
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#2Mariana A. Andrade (UC: University of Coimbra)H-Index: 1
Last. Ana Sanches SilvaH-Index: 7
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Cardoon, Cynara cardunculus L., is a perennial plant whose flowers are used as vegetal rennet in cheese making. Cardoon is native from the Mediterranean area and is commonly used in the preparation of salads and soup dishes. Nowadays, cardoon is also being exploited for the production of energy, generating large amount of wastes, mainly leaves. These wastes are rich in bioactive compounds with important health benefits. The aim of this review is to highlight the main properties of cardoon leaves...
Abstract Background Mycotoxins are natural contaminants produced by fungal species that colonize and contaminate crops, in special cereals, either in the field or in post-harvest commodities. Maize (Zea mays L.) is one of the most valuable crops worldwide, and it is prone to be infected by mycotoxigenic fungi with severe impacts mostly affecting farmers and livestock workers. The constant change in the mycotoxic chart at a European level leads to the need of continuous monitoring, surveillance a...
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#1Ipek SüntarH-Index: 18
#2Antoni SuredaH-Index: 34
Last. Seyed Mohammad NabaviH-Index: 7
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Abstract Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) is a transcriptional coactivator that binds to a diverse range of transcription factors. PPARγ coactivator 1 (PGC-1) coactivators possess an extensive range of biological effects in different tissues, and play a key part in the regulation of the oxidative metabolism, consequently modulating the production of reactive oxygen species, autophagy, and mitochondrial biogenesis. Owing to these findings, a large body of studies, aiming to es...
#1Ana Sanches SilvaH-Index: 7
Last. Seyed Mohammed NabaviH-Index: 2
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#1Philippe Jeandet (URCA: University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne)H-Index: 36
#2Eduardo Sobarzo-Sánchez (University of Santiago de Compostela)H-Index: 15
Last. Seyed Mohammad Nabavi (BMSU: Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 38
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Abstract Resveratrol and the biosynthetically related stilbenes are plant secondary metabolites with diverse pharmacological effects. The versatile functions of these compounds in plant defense mechanisms as phytoalexins on one hand, and in human health as potential pharmaceutical agents on the other, have attracted lots of interest in recent years to understand their biosynthetic pathway and their biological properties. Because of difficulties in obtaining resveratrol and its glucosylated deriv...
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#1Davide BarrecaH-Index: 23
#2Seyed Mohammad Nabavi (BMSU: Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 38
Last. Ipek SüntarH-Index: 18
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Almonds (Prunus dulcis Miller D. A. Webb (the almond or sweet almond)), from the Rosaceae family, have long been known as a source of essential nutrients; nowadays, they are in demand as a healthy food with increasing popularity for the general population and producers. Studies on the composition and characterization of almond macro- and micronutrients have shown that the nut has many nutritious ingredients such as fatty acids, lipids, amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals,...
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Abstract Background and aim Honey has been recognized worldwide for its antioxidant, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Among them, the antifungal properties associated to honey make it an attractive alternative treatment for Candida-associated infections, particularly for topical application to the mucous membranes and skin. In this sense, the main purpose of this work was to evaluate physicochemical properties of five Portuguese honeys and Manuka honey (an Australian h...
#1Hong Li (Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine)H-Index: 1
#2Antoni Sureda (UIB: University of the Balearic Islands)H-Index: 34
Last. Seyed Mohammad Nabavi (BMSU: Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 38
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Abstract Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) cause the largest mortality worldwide, and much attention has been focused to unravel the mechanisms and optimize the treatment regimens. Curcumin is an important bioactive component of turmeric that has been widely applied as traditional medicine to prevent and treat various diseases in some countries. Recent studies have demonstrated its potent activities in modulating multiple signaling pathways associated with cellular growth, proliferation, survival, ...
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Abstract Natural products attract increased attention due to their possible human and animal health benefits. This chapter addresses the future perspectives in natural products analysis including the most significant trends in the extraction and instrumental techniques for the analysis of these products. With regard to the extraction techniques, there is a tendency to choose those techniques that use the green extraction concept, which focus on using less solvent, consuming less energy, and obta...
#2Luciana Maia Nogueira de Oliveira (UFRPE: Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco)H-Index: 1
Last. Seyed Mohammad NabaviH-Index: 38
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Abstract The chemistry of natural products has been achieved through the improvement of physical and chemical techniques for the isolation and purification of secondary metabolism products such as carotenoids. Carotenoids, also called tetraterpenoids, produce the particular pigmentation found in nature such as red, yellow, and orange colors. These pigments have gained attention due their physiological and ecological roles. Several challenges in carotenoid analysis have promoted news techniques o...