Special Issue "Anthocyanins: Chemistry and Bioactivity 2.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: phenolic compounds; anthocyanins; anthocyanin-derived compounds; food byproducts; food and cosmetic applications; photodynamic therapy
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Anthocyanins are a class of phenolic compounds responsible for a great diversity of colors (from red to blue) found in nature, especially flowers and fruits, and in some processed products such as juices and red wines. Over the years, numerous biologic studies have demonstrated their potential health benefits to humans, especially related to the antioxidant properties of anthocyanins. In aqueous solution, these pigments exist as different species: flavylium cation, neutral and anionic quinoidal base, hemiketal form, and cis- and trans-chalcone forms in equilibrium. Besides pH, anthocyanin stability is also affected by light, temperature, and exposure to oxygen, which has been limiting their use in food and cosmetic matrices as colorants and nutraceutics. Several strategies have been reported in the literature regarding the stabilization of these pigments towards their application into different matrices. This includes interaction with different compounds, including polymers, and chemical/enzymatic transformation into more stable pigments.
We invite researchers to contribute either with original research or review articles focusing on, but not limited to i) chemical transformation of anthocyanins towards the production of more stabilized structures with appealing chromatic features; ii) stabilization of anthocyanin using original approaches; iii) mechanism of action in improving human nutrition; iv) bioactivity (bioavailability, metabolites, enzymes inhibition, anti-proliferative and anti-bacterial activities).
7 papers have been published in volume I:
Anthocyanins: Chemistry and Bioactivity
Dr. Joana Oliveira
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- chemical and enzymatic transformation
- physical–chemical features
- anthocyanins in human nutrition
- enzyme interactions
- anthocyanin bioavailability
- antiproliferative activity
- antibacterial activity