Lycopene: Advances in Research and Applications

Jane L. Murphy (Editor)

Series: Biochemistry Research Trends
BISAC: SCI007000

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Lycopene is an acyclic carotenoid, mainly responsible for the bright-red color abundantly found in vegetables and fruits such as tomatoes, watermelons, and gac, as well as in microorganisms such as Blakeslea trispora and Dunaliella salina. In recent years, lycopene has attracted increasing attention because of its potential anticancer and antiarteriosclerotic activities as well as strong antioxidant properties. This book provides a review of new research and applications of lycopene. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. The Comparison of Lycopene and Other Phytochemicals in Tomatoes Cultivated both Traditionally and Organically
Bruna Piaia Ramborger, Jefferson de Jesus Soares, Elton Luis Gasparotto Denardin, Miguel Roehrs, and Rafael Roehrs (Interdisciplinary Research Group in Teaching Practice (GIPPE), Federal University of Pampa, Uruguaiana, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2. Practically Feasible Methods for Z-Isomerization of (All-E)-Lycopene
Masaki Honda and Motonobu Goto (Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, and others)

Chapter 3. The Biosynthesis of Lycopene in Tomatoes
Geovana da Cruz Pereira, Andressa Rossini Goulart, Bruna Piaia Ramborger, Dandara Fidelis Escoto, Jefferson de Jesus Soares, Elton Luis Gasparotto Denardin, Rafael Roehrs, and Miguel Roehrs (Interdisciplinary Research Group in Teaching Practice (GIPPE), Federal University of Pampa, Uruguaiana, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4. Antimicrobial Effects and Applications of Lycopene
Dae Gyu Yun and Dong Gun Lee (School of Life Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Kyungpook National University, Bukgu, Daegu, Republic of Korea)

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