Special Issue "Synergisms of Agricultural Bioactive Compounds to Prevent Disease"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr Vicki L. Schlegel

Department of Food Science and Technology, 143 Filley Hall—East Campus, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583, USA
Phone: 416-0294

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Natural product consumption has been associated to lower risks of multiple chronic diseases, with secondary phytochemicals (phenols, flavonoids, anthocyanins, alkaloids, isothiocyanates) and other small molecular weight molecules (fatty acids, sterols, amino acids, and organic acids, etc.) playing a significant role. The diverse mixture of phytochemicals present in whole foods may act through either additive or synergistic mechanisms to impart a greater biologic effect than is elicited by any one component in isolation. Moreover, the unique combinations of these components may also affect functional qualities of the end product. Therefore, this Special Issue of Agriculture will be dedicated to the additive/synergistic benefits of dietary bioactives in terms of their ability to remediate or prevent cellular stresses (oxidation/inflammation), infections, or various diseases. Mechanistic type manuscripts showing the potential and multiple targets of these active additives/synergists are highly encouraged. Manuscripts that describe the development of novel methodologies for analyzing synergistic interactions of dietary bioactives, that demonstrate the effects of dietary bioactive synergists on food functionality when used as food additives to other matrices, or that report on unique delivery systems for the dietary synergists are also welcome.

Dr. Vicki L. Schlegel
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • dietary bioactives
  • phytochemicals
  • synergists
  • additives
  • human health

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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