Functionalities of conjugated compounds of γ-aminobutyric acid with salicylaldehyde or cinnamaldehyde

Liu TT, Tseng YW, Yang TS Food chemistry, 2016 ABSTRACT: Aldehydes or ketones can react with amino compounds to form Schiff base adducts, which have been widely studied and shown to exhibit antimicrobial, antioxidant or antiviral activity. Salicylaldehyde (SA) and cinnamaldehyde (CA) are components of plant essential oils. γ-Aminobutyric acid (GA) is an important substance… Read more »

Monoterpenes: Novel insights into their biological effects and roles on glucose uptake and lipid metabolism in 3T3-L1 adipocytes

Tan X.C, Chua K.H, Ravishankar Ram M, Kuppusamy U.R Food chemistry, 2016 ABSTRACT: Various strategies have been adopted to combat complications caused by Type 2 diabetes mellitus and controlled diet is one of them. Monoterpenes, major constituents of essential oils, are synthesized and widely used as artificial food flavors. A series of twelve monoterpenes were assessed in the… Read more »