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Current Disease-Targets for Oleocanthal as Promising Natural Therapeutic Agent

Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
Functional Food Research and Development Center, Health Science Technological Park, 18016 Granada, Spain
Torres Morente S.A.U., Bussines Park Metropolitano, 18130 Escúzar, Granada, Spain
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(10), 2899;
Received: 5 September 2018 / Revised: 19 September 2018 / Accepted: 20 September 2018 / Published: 24 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polyphenols: Nutrition, Physiology, Metabolism and Health Benefits)
The broad number of health benefits which can be obtained from the long-term consumption of olive oil are attributed mainly to its phenolic fraction. Many olive oil phenolics have been studied deeply since their discovery due to their bioactivity properties, such as Hydroxytyrosol. Similarly, in the last decade, the special attention of researchers has been addressed to Oleocanthal (OC). This olive oil phenolic compound has recently emerged as a potential therapeutic agent against a variety of diseases, including cancer, inflammation, and neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases. Recently, different underlying mechanisms of OC against these diseases have been explored. This review summarizes the current literature on OC to date, and focuses on its promising bioactivities against different disease-targets. View Full-Text
Keywords: Oleocanthal; phenolic compounds; olive oil; therapeutic properties Oleocanthal; phenolic compounds; olive oil; therapeutic properties
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Segura-Carretero, A.; Curiel, J.A. Current Disease-Targets for Oleocanthal as Promising Natural Therapeutic Agent. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 2899.

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