Special Issue "Recent Developments in Bioactive Molecules Evaluation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: analytical methodologies applied to the chemical composition evaluation and nutritional properties determination of natural and processed foods; HPLC and UPLC; GC; supercritical fluid extraction (SFE); supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC); phtodiode array detection (PDA); mass spectrometry (MS); hyphenated techniques
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Plant-derived foods are a fundamental source of bioactive molecules with beneficial health properties—for example, the natural pigments anthocyanins, carotenoids, betacyanins, and chlorophylls. Recently, attention has been growing on bioactive metabolites, such as carotenoids and polyphenol derivatives, which can be naturally present in food or can also be produced in living organisms through chemical or enzymatic activities—for example, the apocarotenoids produced by carotenoid cleavages or the ellagitannins derivatives like urolithins produced by the gut microbiota. The elucidation of the metabolic fate of phenolics and carotenoids and their bioavailability represents a real challenge to understand and unravel the molecular forms responsible for the health-related properties attributed to them. New sophisticated methodologies will provide information about bioactive molecules present in food and about the fate of ingested molecules. This Special Issue aims to collect papers dealing with all aspects of bioactive molecules and their derivatives’ chemical characterization in order to provide an updated overview of the state of the art in bioactives; papers describing recent developments in the extraction and qualitative–quantitative characterizations of bioactives’ metabolites in both food and living organisms will be especially welcome.
Dr. Daniele Giuffrida
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- bioactive molecules
- extraction processes
- liquid chromatography
- mass spectrometry