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Lipoxygenase Inhibition by Plant Extracts

Faculty of Food Technology Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Franje Kuhaca 18, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
Department of Biology, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Ulica cara Hadrijana 8/A, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Biomolecules 2021, 11(2), 152;
Received: 30 December 2020 / Revised: 19 January 2021 / Accepted: 20 January 2021 / Published: 25 January 2021
Lipoxygenases are widespread enzymes that catalyze oxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic, linolenic, and arachidonic acid) to produce hydroperoxides. Lipoxygenase reactions can be desirable, but also lipoxygenases can react in undesirable ways. Most of the products of lipoxygenase reactions are aromatic compounds that can affect food properties, especially during long-term storage. Lipoxygenase action on unsaturated fatty acids could result in off-flavor/off-odor development, causing food spoilage. In addition, lipoxygenases are present in the human body and play an important role in stimulation of inflammatory reactions. Inflammation is linked to many diseases, such as cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. This review summarized recent research on plant families and species that can inhibit lipoxygenase activity. View Full-Text
Keywords: lipoxygenase; plant extracts; polyphenols lipoxygenase; plant extracts; polyphenols
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Lončarić, M.; Strelec, I.; Moslavac, T.; Šubarić, D.; Pavić, V.; Molnar, M. Lipoxygenase Inhibition by Plant Extracts. Biomolecules 2021, 11, 152.

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Lončarić M, Strelec I, Moslavac T, Šubarić D, Pavić V, Molnar M. Lipoxygenase Inhibition by Plant Extracts. Biomolecules. 2021; 11(2):152.

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Lončarić, Melita, Ivica Strelec, Tihomir Moslavac, Drago Šubarić, Valentina Pavić, and Maja Molnar. 2021. "Lipoxygenase Inhibition by Plant Extracts" Biomolecules 11, no. 2: 152.

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