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Life Science

Potential life science applications for lignin are in agriculture (nutrition and health care for animals and plants), human food, cosmetics, human health care (preventive, like nutraceuticals, and curative applications). Interaction of lignin with living cells or microorganisms is an important factor in many polymer applications ranging from protective antimicrobial materials to biomedical devices. Many life science related applications are already common for molecules of the lignin type that are naturally used by or administrated to plants, animals and human beings.

All the possible technical functionalities of lignin can be of importance also in this field: the most important are emulsification, anti-oxidant, UV-scavenging and anti-microbial. Additional effects are appearing only in living organisms: a whole family of characteristics connected to the anti-oxidant function (anti-tumour, anti-mutagenic, anti-agening), the specific characteristics deriving from administration through digestive systems: absorbtion and adsorption of toxins, slow release of drugs and other active substances, digestion regulation (e.g. pro-biotics and pre-biotics), increased immuno-resistance, increased well being.

An overview on various life science applications and references can be found under Malherbe, p.7-9.

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Cosmetics

Plants

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Antioxidant and photoprotective action of Lignins from different sources assessed in human red blood cells

ILI Forum 7, Barcelona 2005

M.P. Vinardell, V. Ugartondo, M. Mitjans

Fractionation of technical Lignins for improvement of their antioxidant properties

12th European Workshop on Lignocellulosics and Pulp (EWLP), Helsinki 2012

T. Dizhbite, G. Lebedeva, V. Jurkjane, G. Telysheva, J. Ponomarenko, M. Lauberts

Wood extracted Lignin as a plant growth regulator

Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC), 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

E. Korotkova, A. Pranovich, S. Willför, E. Ozhimkova

Lignin products for decontamination of environment objects from pathogenic microorganisms and pollutants

ILI Forum 7, Barcelona 2005, including data on anti-oxidant and anti-microbial performances

G. Telysheva, T. Dizhbite, G. Lebedeva, V. Nikolaeva, Alfred Abächerli

Recent Postings

Wood extracted Lignin as a plant growth regulator

Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC), 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

E. Korotkova, A. Pranovich, S. Willför, E. Ozhimkova

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  • Antioxidant
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Overviews

Antioxidant

Bio-Stabilisation

Enzymes

Plants

Various

Lignin and polyphenols as allelochemicals

ILI Forum 7, Barcelona 2005

V.I. Popa, I. Volf, M. Dumitru, N. Anghel

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