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Resveratrol in Health and Disease

1st Edition

Edited by Bharat B. Aggarwal, Shishir Shishodia

CRC Press

712 pages | 70 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780849333712
pub: 2005-11-01

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Practicing evidenced-based medicine some 25 centuries ago, Hippocrates proclaimed "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." This advice parallels the common American saying, "You are what you eat," and is supported by a National Institute of Health recommendation to consume as many as eight servings of fruits and vegetables daily to prevent common diseases.

One of the most therapeutically significant components found in food is the polyphenol resveratrol. First described in Ayurvedic medicine 5000 years ago as a cardiotonic, resveratrol is found in several fruits and vegetables including grapes, peanuts, cranberries, blueberries, mulberries, and jackfruit. A favorite and rich source of resveratrol is red wine.

Resveratrol in Health and Disease draws on the expertise of an international panel, representing a cross-section of nutrition-related disciplines, to examine the effects and properties of this legendary nutrient. It explores research that examines a wide range of purported healing and preventive powers:

  • Cardioprotective agent

  • Antitumor agent

  • Angiogenesis inhibitor

  • Antioxidant

  • Radioprotective agent

  • Phytoestrogen source

  • Antifungal and antibacterial agent

  • Neuroprotective agent

  • Modulator of immune system

  • Anti-inflammatory agent

    Reviewing recent literature, these pages explore the pharmacokinetics and metabolism of resveratrol, consider its molecular targets, and look at its role in modulating gene expression, as well as its impact on the mechanism of apoptosis and cell signaling pathways.

    Considering the prohibitive costs of modern medicine, the need for readily available products that are safe and efficacious is critical. Consequently, Resveratrol in Health and Disease may well find its own place in history by providing scientists, clinicians, herbalogists, naturopaths, and those they serve, with the first comprehensive overview of this long-lauded tonic.

  • Table of Contents

    Resveratrol: A Polyphenol for All Seasons: Shishir Shishodia and Bharat B. Aggarwal

    Sources and Chemistry of Resveratrol: Navindra P. Seeram, Vishal V. Kulkarni, and Subhash Padhye

    Resveratrol as an Antioxidant: Catalina Alarcón de la Lastra, Isabel Villegas, and Antonio Ramón Martín

    Resveratrol as an Antiproliferative Agent for Cancer: Paola Signorelli and Riccardo Ghidoni

    Mechanism of Apoptosis by Resveratrol: Shazib Pervaiz and Andrea Lisa Holme

    Resveratrol as Inhibitor of Cell Survival Signal Transduction: Simone Fulda and Klaus-Michael Debatin

    Resveratrol as Inhibitor of Cell Cycle Progression: Jen-Kun Lin

    Molecular Targets of Resveratrol: Implications to Health and Disease Prevention: Catherine A. O'Brian and Feng Chu

    Resveratrol as an Angiogenesis Inhibitor: Ebba Bråkenhielm, Renhai Cao, and Yihai Cao

    Resveratrol Modulation of Gene Expression: The Role of Transcription Factors: Fulvio Della Ragione, Valeria Cucciolla, Adriana Borriello, and Vincenzo Zappia

    Modulation of Gene Expression by Resveratrol: Bhagavathi A. Narayanan and Narayanan K. Narayanan

    Resveratrol and Prostaglandin Biosynthesis: Lawrence M. Szewczuk and Trevor M. Penning

    Resveratrol as an Inhibitor of Carcinogenesis : John M. Pezzuto

    Resveratrol as an Antitumor Agent In Vivo: Francis Raul

    Resveratrol as a Sensitizer to Apoptosis-Inducing Stimuli: Ali R. Jazirehi and Benjamin Bonavida

    Resveratrol as a Radio-Protective Agent: Yogeshwer Shukla, Shannon Reagan-Shaw, and Nihal Ahmad

    Resveratrol as a Phytoestrogen: Barry D. Gehm and Anait S. Levenson

    Resveratrol as an Antibacterial Agent: Gail B. Mahady

    Resveratrol as an Antifungal Agent: Marielle Adrian and Philippe Jeandet

    Protective Effects of Resveratrol in Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gene Regulatory Action: Sofiyan Saleem, Abdullah Shafique Ahmad, and Sylvain Doré

    Protective Effects of Resveratrol against Ischemia-Reperfusion: Dipak K. Das

    Resveratrol as Cardioprotective Agent: Evidence from Bench and Bedside: Sukesh Burjonroppa and Ken Fujise

    Immunomodulation by Resveratrol: Subhash C. Gautam, Xiaohua Gao, and Scott A. Dulchavsky

    Biological Effects of Cis-Versus Trans-Resveratrol: Francisco Orallo

    Resveratrol as an Antiinflammatory Agent: Young-Joon Surh and Joydeb Kumar Kundu

    Neuroprotective Effects of Resveratrol: Ying-Shan Han, Stéphane Bastianetto, and Rémi Quirion

    Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism of Resveratrol: Alberto A. E. Bertelli


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    MEDICAL / Nutrition
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology
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