© 1998

Flavonoids in the Living System

  • John A. Manthey
  • Béla S. Buslig

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 439)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. John A. Manthey, Béla S. Buslig
    Pages 1-7
  3. Horst Vierheilig, Berta Bago, Catherine Albrecht, Marie-Josée Poulin, Yves Piché
    Pages 9-33
  4. Loverine P. Taylor, Darren Strenge, Keith D. Miller
    Pages 35-44
  5. Richard A. Dixon, Paul A. Howles, Chris Lamb, Xian-Zhi He, J. Thirupathi Reddy
    Pages 55-66
  6. John A. Manthey, Karel Grohmann
    Pages 85-101
  7. Antonio Montanari, Jie Chen, Wilbur Widmer
    Pages 103-116
  8. Emiko Kinoshita, Yoshinori Ozawa, Tetsuo Aishima
    Pages 117-129
  9. William F. Hodnick, Sami Ahmad, Ronald S. Pardini
    Pages 131-150
  10. John A. Attaway, Béla S. Buslig
    Pages 165-173
  11. Hui-Kang Wang, Yi Xia, Zheng-Yu Yang, Susan L. Morris Natschke, Kuo-Hsiung Lee
    Pages 191-225
  12. N. Guthrie, K. K. Carroll
    Pages 227-236
  13. Adrian A. Franke, Robert V. Cooney, Laurie J. Custer, Lawrence J. Mordan, Yuichiro Tanaka
    Pages 237-248
  14. Michael E. Baker
    Pages 249-267
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 269-278

About this book


The presence of contaminant flavonoids in vitamin C preparations from citrus fruits initially led Szent-Gyorgyi and his collaborators to suggest that a flavonoid compound, with biological activity for the prevention of capillary fragility, was vitamin P. Later re­ search, although not disproving biological activity, discontinued the use of the vitamin classification for these compounds. However, the ubiquitous distribution of flavonoids in living organisms, and the continued discovery of various activity in biological systems makes these compounds targets of wide ranging investigation. This volume is primarily based on a Symposium on Flavonoids and related com­ pounds held during the 212th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society held in Orlando, Florida on August 28-29, 1996 under the sponsorship of the Division of Agricul­ tural and Food Chemistry. While the book is not intended to be a comprehensive volume on flavonoid research, the papers provide various approaches to exploring the biological functions of flavonoids in plants and animals, their chemical modifications for enhanced activity, some analytical techniques, as well as their use in food classification. A signifi­ cant portion is devoted to medicinal implications of these compounds. The organizers would like to express their appreciation to Tropicana Products, Inc., Bradenton, Florida, Coca-Cola Foods Division, Plymouth, Florida and the American Chemical Society's Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry for financial support. Of course, the book could not be produced without the authors, whose cooperation and pa­ tience is greatly appreciated.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John A. Manthey
    • 1
  • Béla S. Buslig
    • 2
  1. 1.United States Department of AgricultureCitrus and Subtropical Products LaboratoryWinter HavenUSA
  2. 2.State of Florida Department of CitrusLake AlfredUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Flavonoids in the Living System
  • Editors John Manthey
    Béla Buslig
  • Series Title Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-45905-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-7434-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-5335-9
  • Series ISSN 0065-2598
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 278
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
    Organic Chemistry
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