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dc.title Solanaceae: A family well-known and still surprising en
dc.contributor.author Svobodová, Blanka
dc.contributor.author Kubáň, Vlastimil
dc.relation.ispartof Phytochemicals in Vegetables: A Valuable Source of Bioactive Compounds
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-68108-739-9
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-68108-740-5
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.citation.spage 296
dc.citation.epage 372
dc.type bookPart
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Bentham Science Publishers
dc.identifier.doi 10.2174/9781681087399118010012
dc.relation.uri https://www.eurekaselect.com/167327/chapter/solanaceae%3A-a-family-well-known-and-still-surprisin
dc.subject biological activity en
dc.subject chilli en
dc.subject capsaicinoids en
dc.subject capsinoids en
dc.subject capsanthin en
dc.subject capsicum en
dc.subject eggplant en
dc.subject lutein en
dc.subject lycopene en
dc.subject nightshade vegetables en
dc.subject physalis en
dc.subject pepper en
dc.subject physalins en
dc.subject solanum en
dc.subject steroidal alkaloids en
dc.subject solamargine en
dc.subject solanine en
dc.subject tomato en
dc.subject tomatine en
dc.subject withanolides en
dc.description.abstract The family Solanaceae features many popular vegetable crops, mainly belonging to its three major genera Solanum, Capsicum, and Physalis. They have played an important role in human nutrition and health since ancient times, most of them being native to South and Central America, but nowadays domesticated worldwide. Edible fruit, leaves, tubers as well as non-edible plant parts are a valuable source of often unique compounds with multiple biological activities. Despite numerous studies and intensive research, there are still novel compounds being discovered from both cultivated and wild species, that could bring more benefits into treatment of civilisation diseases not only as part of pharmaceutical products, but also as functional foods important in everyday prevention of health problems, especially those related to oxidative stress. Apart from the edible parts, the organic waste from production of these vegetables is a useful source of bioactive substances and extracts that can be used both in the food and pharmaceutical industry. In this chapter, the most important species from three genera are described in detail with emphasis being given on the research studies published within the last two decades. Major bioactive constituents representing each genus and biological activity of extracts and individual compounds, with special attention to the most interesting findings regarding antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activity, are also discussed in the corresponding subsections. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Technology
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1008478
utb.identifier.obdid 43878838
utb.source c-orig
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-08T11:59:50Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-08T11:59:50Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Svobodová, Blanka
utb.contributor.internalauthor Kubáň, Vlastimil
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