FOOD SCIENCE ›› 2021, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (3): 321-329.doi: 10.7506/spkx1002-6630-20200102-021

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Advances in Research on Biological Activity and Bioavailability of Caffeoylquinic Acids

ZHU Wenqing, REN Hanshu, XU Meixia, ZHU Shanshan, ZHENG Zhenjia, CHEN Wei   

  1. (1. Key Laboratory of Food Processing Technology and Quality Control in Shandong Province, College of Food Science and Engineering, Shandong Agricultural University, Tai’an 271018, China; 2. Guangrao Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Dongying 370523, China; 3. Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine, Beijing 100176, China)
  • Published:2021-02-25

Abstract: Caffeoylquinic acids are major plant secondary metabolites with many biological activities such as antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-viral, blood glucose-regulatory, blood lipid-regulatory, blood pressure-regulatory, and hepatoprotective effects. However, they have low oral bioavailability. In this review, we summarize recent advances in the biological activity of caffeoylquinic acids and the technologies for improving their bioavailability such as nanoparticle encapsulation, liposome preparations, phospholipid complexes, emulsion delivery systems and cyclodextrin inclusion, in order to provide a theoretical basis for studies on caffeoylquinic acids and rational development and utilization of this resource.

Key words: caffeoylquinic acid; biological activities; utilization

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