Molecular Nutrition of Non-Nutrients

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Molecular Nutrition of Non-Nutrients
Specifications: ISBN  978-4880021997
264 pages
15.5 x 21.6 cm / 6.2 x 8.6 in (WxH)
Category: Academic & Science
Publisher: Kenpakusha Co., Ltd.
Tokyo, 2017
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In Japan, molecular nutrition techniques are used to elucidate the action mechanisms of function-relevant components in foods with health claims, such as government-designated health foods. This book provides an evidence-based compilation of the latest research results on the action and functionality in organisms of these components, focusing on non-nutrient components, such as phytochemicals, that are inherently foreign to the human body. Three sections—on metabolic detoxification and inflammation, cancer and lipometabolism, and skeletal muscle—address issues concerning functional control at the molecular level of the organism, particularly the transcriptional control associated with the central dogma of molecular biology.

About the Editors
The Japan Society of Nutrition and Food Science (JSNFS) is an academic society founded in 1947 with the aim of contributing to progress in the fields of nutrition and food science and improvement in the nutritional status of the Japanese people.

Hitoshi Ashida (1959-) is a professor of the Agrobioscience Course, Kobe University Graduate School of Agriculture Science. His major fields are food chemistry, nutritional chemistry, and functional foods. He explores food components regulating biological functions and studies their efficacy and bioavailability, and the mechanisms underlying their various functions.

Hideo Satsu received his doctorate in agriculture upon completion of the Applied Biological Chemistry doctoral course in the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Science, The University of Tokyo. His fields of specialization are food function studies, animal cellular engineering, and chemical biology. He is an associate professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Maebashi Institute of Technology.

Yoshihisa Nakano has a doctorate in agriculture and is professor emeritus of Osaka Prefecture University.