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Soft-MS and computational mapping of oleuropein

Author:
  • Luigi Gentile
  • Nicola A. Uccella
  • Ganapathy Sivakumar
Publishing year: 2017-05-06
Language: English
Publication/Series: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Volume: 18
Issue: 5
Document type: Journal article review
Publisher: MOLECULAR DIVERSITY PRESERVATION INT

Abstract english

Olive oil and table olives are rich sources of biophenols, which provides a unique taste, aroma and potential health benefits. Specifically, green olive drupes are enriched with oleuropein, a bioactive biophenol secoiridoid. Olive oil contains hydrolytic derivatives such as hydroxytyrosol, oleacein and elenolate from oleuropein as well as tyrosol and oleocanthal from ligstroside. Biophenol secoiridoids are categorized by the presence of elenoic acid or its derivatives in their molecular structure. Medical studies suggest that olive biophenol secoiridoids could prevent cancer, obesity, osteoporosis, and neurodegeneration. Therefore, understanding the biomolecular dynamics of oleuropein can potentially improve olive-based functional foods and nutraceuticals. This review provides a critical assessment of oleuropein biomolecular mechanism and computational mapping that could contribute to nutrigenomics.

Keywords

  • Food Science
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biophenols
  • Hydroxytyrosol
  • Olive oil
  • Secoiridoid
  • Table olives
  • Tyrosol
  • β-glucosidase

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Published
  • ISSN: 1661-6596
Luigi Gentile
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