Plant-food-derived bioactives: Key health benefits and current nanosystems as a strategy to enhance their bioavailability

Salehi B., Rodrigues C. F., Can Karaça A., Gulseren G., Senol E., Demircan E., ...More

CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, vol.66, no.4, pp.232-242, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14715/cmb/2020.66.4.28
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.232-242
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Natural products interest is gradually increasing worldwide. Plant-food-derived bioactives have a long history of use as a good source of ingredients for valuable medical usages. Plant-based foods consist of micro and macronutrients, and bioactive components, with health-promoting benefits. The handling of complex mixtures of plants has been methodically switched by therapies using a single isolated substance. The delivery of bioactive molecules in nanosystems is enhancing their bioavailability, it is much safer and cost-effective. However, there are many challenges in combining bioactive substances in nanocarrier materials. A discussion related with nanocarriers will be done in this review.