Apocarotenoids of Crocus sativus L: From biosynthesis to by Shoib Ahmad Baba,Nasheeman Ashraf

By Shoib Ahmad Baba,Nasheeman Ashraf

This e-book is a made from years of analysis on saffron biology. It intends to offer a vast yet concise overview of a number of the elements of apocarotenoid biosynthesis in Crocus sativus, its rules and pharmacology .

Crocus sativus L. of family Iridaceae is a crucial medicinal plant. The dried stigma of C. sativus flower is taken into account because the world's most costly spice. Saffron is the resources of exact carotenoid derived molecules called apocarotenoids which contain crocin, crocetin, picrocrocin and safranal. those molecules are synthesized within the tissue and developmental level particular manner. Besides delivering color, aroma and flavour to the spice, those molecules have super medicinal importance. 

The publication uncovers significant strategies of apocarotenoids biosynthesis and gives deeper and extra whole realizing approximately their biotechnological and pharmacological applications.

The publication is split into 3 sections –

The first part presents a common creation of C. sativus, its apocarotenoids, their biosynthesis, law and delivery. moment part offers information regarding the carotenoid cleavage dioxygenases (CCDs) that are the major gamers in apocarotenoid biosynthesis. The type of plant CCDs, their constitution, response mechanism, biotechnological software are completely mentioned. the ultimate part bargains with the main pharmacological homes of C. sativus apocarotenoids, starting from their position as anticancer to their application as neuroprotective molecules.

This is a considered one of its type booklet on Crocus sativus. It can be beneficial for the researchers operating on Crocus sativus, students and in addition practitioners fascinated with extraction and bio-synthesis of the priceless clinical components.


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