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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.

Summaries, Overviews and Priority Papers
Lignin chemistry and selected applications (Overview paper)
Internal work for ILI Umbrella 2010
Roger Malherbe, Alfred Abächerli - ILI, Lausanne, Switzerland
Utilization opportunities for biorefinery Lignins: An industrial perspective (Slides)
Slides 19+20, International Lignin Biochemicals Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2012
J.H. Lora - GreenValue SA, Lausanne, Switzerland
Medical applications of sugar cane bagasse Lignin (Proceedings Reprint)
ILI Forum 6, Wageningen 2003
D. Dopico, G. Martinez, J. Figueredo - Union of Research-Production of Bagasse Cellulose, Cuba-9, Quivican, Cuba

Study of the antioxidant capacity of Miscanthus Sinensis Lignin (Poster)
Italic 5 and COST FP0602, Varenna Italy, 2009
A. García, A. Toledano, I. Egües, , R. Briones, A. Andrés, J. Labidi - University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain

Biological activity of Lignins obtained from different sources: Potential toxic effects and antioxidant activity (Paper)
Workshop in the frame of the EU project WOODPRO, 2005, Riga, Latvia
M. Mitjans, V. Ugartondo, M.P. Vinardell - Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Ecological biocide systems based on un modified and epoxydation Lignin, Furan Resins and Copper (Paper)
Cellulose chemistry and technology (CCT) 2012
V. I. Popa - Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
E. Ungureanu, A.-M. Capraru, O. Ungureanu, D. C. Jetareanu, V. Iacob, E. Ulea - Ion Ionescu de la Brad University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine,, Iasi, Romania

Antioxidant and photoprotective action of Lignins from different sources assessed in human red blood cells (Slides)
Antioxidant and photoprotective action of Lignins from different sources assessed in human red blood cells (Proceedings Reprint)
ILI Forum 7, Barcelona 2005
M.P. Vinardell, V. Ugartondo, M. Mitjans - Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Fractionation of technical Lignins for improvement of their antioxidant properties (Slides)
Fractionation of technical Lignins for improvement of their antioxidant properties (Proceedings)
12th European Workshop on Lignocellulosics and Pulp (EWLP), Helsinki 2012
T. Dizhbite, G. Lebedeva, V. Jurkjane, G. Telysheva - Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Riga, Latvia
J. Ponomarenko, M. Lauberts - University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Applicability of a free radical (DPPH*) method for estimation of antioxidant activity of lignin and its derivatives (Proceedings Reprint)
ILI Forum 5, Bordeaux 2000
G. Telysheva, T. Dizhbite, D. Tirzite, V. Jurkjane - Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Riga

Antioxidant activity of Lignin from black liquor (Proceedings Reprint)
ILI Forum 7, Barcelona 2005
A.J. Rodriguez-Malaver, E.M. Perez-Perez, N. Dmitrieva - Universidad de Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela

Study of the antioxidant capacity of Miscanthus Sinensis Lignin (Poster)
Italic 5 and COST FP0602, Varenna Italy, 2009
A. García, A. Toledano, I. Egües, , R. Briones, A. Andrés, J. Labidi - University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain

Lignin as natural radical scavenger. Effect of the obtaining and purification processes on the antioxidant behaviour of Lignin (Paper)
Biochemical Engineering Journal, 2012
A. Garcia, M. Gonzalez Alriols, J. Labidi - Universidad del Pais Vasco, San Sebastian, Spain
G. Spigno - Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milano, Italia
Antioxidant and antibacterial activities of some natural polyphenols (Paper)
Cellulose Chemistry and Technology (CCT) 2013
I. Ignat, D.G. Radu, A.I. Pag - University of Arad, Romania
V. I. Popa, I. Volf - Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania

Characterization of softwood and hardwood LignoBoost kraft Lignins with emphasis on their antioxidant activity (Paper)
Bioresources, 2014
J. Ponomarenko, T. Dizhbite, G. Dobele, O. Bikovens, G. Telysheva - Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Riga, Latvia
M. Lauberts, A. Viksna - University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Biorefinery Lignins use as antioxidants: radical scavenging properties in packaging and food model matrices (Proceedings)
14th European Workshop on Lignocellulosics and Pulp (EWLP), Grenoble, France, 2016
V. Aguié-Béghin, B. Chabbert - University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
M.-N. Maillard, N. Di Loreto Campos, S. Domenek - AgroParisTech, INRA, University Paris-Saclay, Massy, France
W.J.J. Huijgen - Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Petten - The Netherlands
S. Baumberger - INRA, AgroParisTech, CNRS, University Paris-Saclay, Versailles, France

Synthetic humic materials from ligneous waste materials of the South-African pulping and sugar industries. Synthesis and properties (Proceedings Reprint)
Northern Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC), Helsinki 2012
L. Tyhoda, T. Rypstra - University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
K. Fischer, F. Liebner - Technical University of Dresden, Tharandt, Germany
T. Rosenau3 - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Tulln, Austria

Lignin in crop cultivation and bioremediation (Paper)
Eurolignin project, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal 4 (3), 273-292, 2005
V.I. Popa - Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
A. Abaecherli - International Lignin Institute, Lausanne, Switzerland

Lignin products for decontamination of environment objects from pathogenic microorganisms and pollutants (Slides including data on anti-oxidant and anti-microbial performances))
Lignin products for decontamination of environment objects from pathogenic microorganisms and pollutants (Proceedings Reprint)
ILI Forum 7, Barcelona 2005
G. Telysheva, T. Dizhbite, G. Lebedeva, V. Nikolaeva - Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Riga, Latvia
Alfred Abächerli - ILI, Lausanne, Switzerland

Co-composting of Lignin to build up humic substances - strategies in waste management to improve compost quality (Paper)
Workshop in the frame of the EU project WOODPRO, 2005, Riga, Latvia
E. Smidt, B. Hinterstoisser - BOKU University, Vienna, Austria

Polyphenols as plant growth regulators (Paper)
10th European Workshop on Lignocellulosics and Pulp 2008
V.I. Popa, I. Volf - Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania

On biocide properties of copper complexes with Lignin and its hydroxymethylated derivatives (Poster)
European Workshop on Lignocellulosics and Pulp (EWLP), 2010, Hamburg, Germany
E. Ungureanu - University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicind, Iasi, Romania
A-M. Capraru, V. Popa - "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, Romania

Soil erosion project: biodegradation of technical and modified lignins (Paper)
Workshop in the frame of the EU project WOODPRO, 2005, Riga, Latvia
O. Belous, D. Ambrazaitiene, A. Zukauskaite, G. Shulga - Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Riga , Latvia

Enzymatic processing of Lignin in production of lignocellulosic composites (Proceedings)
Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC), 2011, Stockholm, Sweden
J. Batog, A. Przepiera - Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants, Poznan, Poland

Influence of Lignin products on the development of yeast strains of Rhodotorula spp. (Proceedings)
Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC), 2011, Stockholm, Sweden
V. I. Popa, A.R. Hainal, I. Volf - "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, Romania

New approaches concerning the utilization of natural compounds in bioremediation (Poster)
European Workshop on Lignocellulosics and Pulp (EWLP), 2010, Hamburg, Germany
V.I. Popa, A. Stingu, I. Volf- "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, Romania

Nanoparticles based on modified Lignins with biocide properties (Paper)
Cellulose chemistry and technology (CCT) 2011
V. I. Popa, A.-M. Capraru, S. Grama, T. Malutan - Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Aspects concerning the obtaining of nanoparticles with biocides properties based on Lignin modified by hydroxymethylation (Paper)
Simpozionul Stiintific Anual cu Participare internationala, USAMV, Iasi, 2013
V. I. Popa, Th. Malutan - Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
A.-M. Capraru, L.C. Trinca, E. Ungureanu - Ion Ionescu de la Brad University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iasi, Romania

Biocides based on Lignin derivatives for wood protection (Proceedings)
Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC), 2011, Stockholm, Sweden
V. I. Popa, A-M. Capraru, S. Gramaand, T. Malutan - "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, Romania

Recent Postings
Biorefinery Lignins use as antioxidants: radical scavenging properties in packaging and food model matrices (Proceedings)
14th European Workshop on Lignocellulosics and Pulp (EWLP), Grenoble, France, 2016
V. Aguié-Béghin, B. Chabbert - University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France
M.-N. Maillard, N. Di Loreto Campos, S. Domenek - AgroParisTech, INRA, University Paris-Saclay, Massy, France
W.J.J. Huijgen - Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Petten - The Netherlands
S. Baumberger - INRA, AgroParisTech, CNRS, University Paris-Saclay, Versailles, France

Characterization of softwood and hardwood LignoBoost kraft Lignins with emphasis on their antioxidant activity (Paper)
Bioresources, 2014
J. Ponomarenko, T. Dizhbite, G. Dobele, O. Bikovens, G. Telysheva - Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Riga, Latvia
M. Lauberts, A. Viksna - University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Antioxidant and antibacterial activities of some natural polyphenols (Paper)
Cellulose Chemistry and Technology (CCT) 2013
I. Ignat, D.G. Radu, A.I. Pag - University of Arad, Romania
V. I. Popa, I. Volf - Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Aspects concerning the obtaining of nanoparticles with biocides properties based on Lignin modified by hydroxymethylation (Paper)
Simpozionul Stiintific Anual cu Participare internationala, USAMV, Iasi, 2013
V. I. Popa, Th. Malutan - Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
A.-M. Capraru, L.C. Trinca, E. Ungureanu - Ion Ionescu de la Brad University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iasi, Romania
Lignin as natural radical scavenger. Effect of the obtaining and purification processes on the antioxidant behaviour of Lignin (Paper)
Biochemical Engineering Journal, 2012
A. Garcia, M. Gonzalez Alriols, J. Labidi - Universidad del Pais Vasco, San Sebastian, Spain
G. Spigno - Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milano, Italia
Study on biocidal properties of some nanoparticles based on Epoxy Lignin (Paper)
Cellulose chemistry and technology (CCT) 2013
V. I. Popa, I. A. Gilca - Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
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Study on biocidal properties of some nanoparticles based on Epoxy Lignin (Paper)
Cellulose chemistry and technology (CCT) 2013
V. I. Popa, I. A. Gilca - Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Lignin blends with polyurethane-containing lactate segments. Properties and enzymatic degradation effects (Paper)
Cellulose chemistry and technology (CCT) 2011
V. I. Popa - Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
L. Ignat, M. Ignat, E. Stoica, C. Ciobanu - Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania

Enzymatic degradation of the hydrogels based on poly(vinyl alcohol) and Lignin (Poster)
Italic 5 and COST FP0602, Varenna Italy, 2009
D. Ciolacu, N. Anghel, G. Cazacu - "Petru Poni" Institute of Mactomolecular Chemistry Iasi, Romania

A new robust antioxidant activity measuring method based on laccase oxidation of syringaldazine (Slides)
Biorenew project, INTB Ghent 2009
G. Nyanhongo, T. Kudanga, E.N. Prasetyo, G. Guebitz- Graz University of Technology, Austria

Biocides based on natural aromatic compounds and their copper complexes (Paper)
Ecobinders project 2008
E. Ungureanu, A.-M. Capraru, V.I. Popa - Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania

Effect of rheological properties of the Lignin-based adhesive on aggregating of light- textured soil (Proceedings Reprint)
European Workshop on Lignocellulosics and Pulp (EWLP), 2008, Stockholm, Sweden
G. Shulga, V. Shakels, J. Brovkina - Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, Riga , Latvia
T. Betkers, J. Ozolins - Riga Technical University, Latvia

Lignin and polyphenols as allelochemicals (Slides)
Lignin and polyphenols as allelochemicals (Proceedings Reprint)
ILI Forum 7, Barcelona 2005
V.I. Popa, I. Volf, M. Dumitru - Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania
N. Anghel - P. Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania

A spectrocolorimetric study of the effect of ultraviolet irradiation on Lignins from different sources (Proceedings Reprint)
ILI Forum 7, Barcelona 2005
M. Mitjans, V. Ugartondo, M.P. Vinardell - Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Characterisation of structure-dependent functional properties of Lignin with infrared spectroscopy (Proceedings Reprint- including data on anti-oxidant properties)
ILI Forum 6, Wageningen 2003
C. G. Boeriu, R. Gosselink, J. van Dam - Agrotechnology and Food Innovations B.V. (A&F), Wageningen, The Netherlands
D. Bravo on leave at A&F from INRA, Paris-Grignon, France
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