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Handbook of Dietary Phytochemicals

Editors: Xiao, Jianbo, Sarker, Satyajit D., Asakawa, Yoshinori (Eds.)

  • Describes link between dietary phytochemicals and health
  • Suggests how to correctly cook foods rich in phytochemicals
  • Discusses the structure-activity relationship of dietary phytochemicals for prevention of modern diseases
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This book summarizes recent advances in the chemistry, bioactivity, nutrition, and functional aspects of dietary phytochemicals, as well as the health and functional aspects of foods rich in phytochemicals. Consisting of forty-four chapters, it discusses the different chemical types of phytochemicals in our diets and food and presents data collected from animal or human experiments that are directly related to human health. Each chapter covers the chemistry, epidemiological study, bioavailability, bioactivity (animal experiments) function in humans and safety, as well as products on the market. Moreover, the more than 200 figures make it easy to grasp the main findings in each area.

About the authors

Professor Jianbo Xiao obtained his PhD in nutritional science from Okayama Prefectural University, Japan (2009). He worked at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany (2013-2015), prior to joining the University of Macau in 2015. Prof. Xiao has published over 150 papers, including 34 reviews, and 24 papers that have been listed as ESI “Highly Cited Papers”. Prof. Xiao was selected as 2016 and 2017 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher (HCR) in agricultural science, and he is currently the associate editor of Phytochemical Analysis (Wiley) and the Journal of Berry Research (IOS), and on the editorial boards of 15 international journals including Critical Reviews in Food Science and NutritionFood and Chemical ToxicologyPhytomedicineIndustrial Crops and ProductsInternational Journal of Molecular SciencesCurrent Drug MetabolismAnti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal ChemistryFrontiers in PharmacologyMoleculesFrontiers in ChemistryPharmacognosy MagazineResearch Journal of PharmacognosyRecent Patents on Food, and Nutrition & Agriculture. He was a chairman of the 2015 International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food (ISPMF2015, Shanghai) organized by the Phytochemical Society of Europe, and its second edition (2-ISPMF, Fuzhou, 2017) and third edition (3-ISPMF, Kunming, 2018).

Professor Satyajit Sarker is a professor of Pharmacy and the director of School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom. He obtained first-class BPharm (hons) and MPharm (postgraduate) degrees from the University of Dhaka, Bnagladesh. He completed his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Phytochemistry) at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in 1995, under the supervision of one of the pioneers in phytochemistry research in the UK, Professor Peter G Waterman. Prof Sarker is a world-renowned natural products researcher, and his research falls in the area of pharmaceutical and natural products chemistry and also rational drug design (medicinal chemistry). His research focuses on anticancer, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties (against multiple-drug-resistant bacterial strains, e.g., MRSA) and cancer chemopreventive and wound-healing potential of purified compounds from higher plants as well as novel synthetic organic compounds.

Prof Sarker has almost three decades of postgraduate research experience, and over 430 publications with more than 8600 citations, an h-index of 46 and an i10 index of 264 (Google Scholar, as of 15 January 2018). He has been the editor-in-chief of Phytochemical Analysis since 2010, on the editorial advisory board of several journals and regularly reviews articles for more than 70 research journals. He co-authored the popular textbook, Chemistry for Pharmacy Students, published by Wiley & Sons in 2007, which was subsequently translated into Japanese, Greek and Portuguese. He is also the co-author of the only book on Steorid Dimers, published by the same publisher in 2012. He co-edited both the second and third editons of the book, Natural Products Isolation, published by Humana Press-Springer-Verlag in 2005 and 2012 respectively.

Professor Yoshinori Asakawa first studied biology at the Tokushima University, and then atttended graduate school at Hiroshima University, studying organic chemistry and obtaining his PhD degree there before being appointed as a research assistant. He was then a postdoctoral fellow at the Université Louis Pasteur, France where he worked for two years with Professor Guy Ourisson, one of the most original natural product chemists worldwide. Professor Asakawa has published 674 original papers, 14 reviews and 38 books. His three books on the “Chemical Constituents in Bryophytes,” appeared in “Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products” (Springer Press) and are the “bibles” for moss researchers, biochemists, and phytochemists.

Professor Asakawa is the former editor of Phytomedicine and Spectroscopy, and serves on the editorial boards of  the Journal of Natural ProductsPhytochemistryPhytochemistry LettersPlanta MedicaCurrent Chemistry and BiologyFitoterapiaFlavour and Fragrance JournalNatural Product ResearchNatural Product CommunicationsArkivoc and Malaysian Journal of Sciences, among others. He is the president of Phytochemical Society of Asia and of Terpenes, Essential Oils and Aromatics. For his outstanding research, he was awarded the Hedwig Medal, from the International Association of Bryologists, international prizes for phytochemistry, Jack Cannon Gold Medal, Gusi International Peace Prize, Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy Prize, gold medal from Lublin Medical University and many others. He has organized eight international conferences at his University. 

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Handbook of Dietary Phytochemicals
  • Jianbo Xiao
  • Satyajit D. Sarker
  • Yoshinori Asakawa
Springer Singapore
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Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
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227 b/w illustrations, 105 illustrations in colour