The course deals with a comprehensive study of hormones, enzymes, vitamins and minerals, with reference to other steroids of pharmaceutical interest. Aspects to be covered include conventional and biotechnological sources, commercial production, chemistry, deficiency, toxicity and clinical indications. The course also covers biologics like vaccines, toxins, venoms and antisera; in addition to discussion of the allergens and their types and sources. The course deals also with natural colorants technology, applications in nutrition, food industry and food analyses in general.
1) Jane Higdon: An-Evidence-Based Approach to Vitamins and Minerals. 2003Thieme Medical Publisher.
2) G. Litwack & A.W. Norman: Hormones, 1997 Academic Press.
3) Delgado-Vargas and Paredes-Lopez: Natural Colorants for Food and Nutraceutical Uses. 2003 CRC Press.