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Current Bioactive Compounds


ISSN (Print): 1573-4072
ISSN (Online): 1875-6646

Multi-Target Profile of Oleocanthal, An Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Component

Author(s): Agostino Casapullo, Federica Del Gaudio, Angela Capolupo, Chiara Cassiano and Maria Chiara Monti

Volume 12, Issue 1, 2016

Page: [3 - 9] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/1573407212666151231184806

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This review is a brief but comprehensive overview on the multi-target profile of oleocanthal, an extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) phenol corresponding to the (-)-decarboxymethylligstroside aglycone, speculating about its potential in the prevention and/or treatment of various diseases, such as neurodegeneration, inflammation and cancer.

Keywords: Olive oil, oleocanthal, biological targets, multi-pharmacological effect, cancer, inflammation, neurodegeneration.

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