The Impact of Food Bioactives on Health

in vitro and ex vivo models

by Kitty Verhoeckx, Paul Cotter, Iván López-Expósito, Charlotte Kleiveland, Tor Lea, Alan Mackie, Teresa Requena, Dominika Swiatecka, Harry Wichers

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Book Description

This book describes in vitro and ex vivo models that can be employed to investigate effects of digested food products on the GIT, or specific components thereof. Many such models exist and include, for example, those used to study digestion and fermentation in the small and large intestine, to investigate absorption (e.g. Ussing chamber, epithelial cell systems), and to research the immune and enteroendocrine responses (e.g. macrophages, dendritic cells, co-cultures). In each case, these respective assays and models are discussed, and tips and tricks concerning their proper use are given. The Impact of Food Bioactives on Health: In Vitro and Ex Vivo Models is an asset to researchers wishing to study the health benefits of their foods and food bioactives of interest. The book highlights which in vitro/ex vivo assays are of greatest relevance to their goals, what sort of outputs/data can be generated, and highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the various assays. It is also an important resource for under-graduate students in the 'food and health' arena.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC). You can download The Impact of Food Bioactives on Health ebook for free in PDF format (8.2 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2015
Pages
341
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319157917
ISBN10
3319157914
ISBN13 Digital
9783319161044
ISBN10 Digital
3319161040
PDF Size
8.2 MB
License
CC BY-NC

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