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Arbutus species (Ericaceae) as source of valuable bioactive products
Maria Concetta Tenuta1,2; Rosa Tundis1; Jianbo Xiao3; Monica Rosa Loizzo1; Annabelle Dugay2; Brigitte Deguin2
2019-03
Conference Name3rd International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food (ISPMF)
Source PublicationCRITICAL REVIEWS IN FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION
Volume59
Issue6
Pages864-881
Conference Date2018-8
Conference PlaceKunming, PEOPLES R CHINA
Abstract

In addition to nutrients, plant foods contain compounds that may provide additional health benefits improving the quality of life. Species from Arbutus genus (Ericaceae) represent a promising source of healthy phytochemicals. Bioactive compounds including such as anthocyanins, iridoids, phenols, triterpenes, sterols, and fatty acids are reported from Arbutus species. Some Arbutus species revealed promising biological activities including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, anti-diabetic, and antimicrobial activities, and deserve for that reason further consideration for new drug discovery. However, only few species are investigated scientifically for their chemical profile and biological activities. The aim of this article is to summarize the current knowledge of the components and biological properties of Arbutus species common in Mediterranean area, as well as the future prospects on their applications as potentially valuable products.

KeywordArbutus Mediterranean Chemical Constituents Biological Properties Functional Products
DOI10.1080/10408398.2018.1551777
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaFood Science & Technology ; Nutrition & Dietetics
WOS SubjectFood Science & Technology ; Nutrition & Dietetics
WOS IDWOS:000467738800004
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Document TypeConference paper
CollectionInstitute of Chinese Medical Sciences
Affiliation1.Department of Pharmacy Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria, Arcavacata Rende, Italy
2.Faculte de Pharmacie de Paris,UMR CNRS 8638, Laboratoire de Pharmacognosie, Universite Paris Descartes, Paris, France
3.Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, State KeyLaboratory of Quality Control in Chinese Medicine, University of Macau Avenida da Universidade, Macau, China
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Maria Concetta Tenuta,Rosa Tundis,Jianbo Xiao,et al. Arbutus species (Ericaceae) as source of valuable bioactive products[C],2019:864-881.
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