Special Issue "Anthocyanins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017).
Interests: food chemistry; biochemistry; food polyphenols; red wine chemistry; industrial wastes recycling
Interests: The bioavailability, biological activity and metabolism of polyphenols and their putative applications as nutraceuticals. Anthocyanin derivatives for technological applications in the cosmetic industry and for topical photodynamic therapy.
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Anthocyanins are plant pigments that are widespread in nature. They play relevant roles in plant proliferation and physiology and plant defense mechanisms, and are responsible for the color of fruits and vegetables. Over the last few decades, a large number of novel anthocyanin structures have been identified, both in natural sources and processed products. In addition to the optimization of extraction or purification processes of anthocyanin pigments from plant sources, evidence regarding their benefits in human health has accumulated. Furthermore, processes of anthocyanin absorption and biotransformation in the human organism have started to be ascertained. There may be several novel uses of these natural dyes or derivative pigments. These advances in anthocyanin research will be the main focus of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences Special Issue. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts, where aspects related to anthocyanins applications in different areas like agricultural and food chemistry, nutrition, biomedicine, nanomaterials or cosmetics, are explored.
Dr. Nuno Mateus
Dr. Iva Fernandes
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- biological activity
- disease prevention
- protein interaction