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Plants and human health in the twenty-first century.
The concept of growing crops for health rather than for food or fiber is slowly changing plant biotechnology and medicine. Rediscovery of the connection between plants and health is responsible forExpand
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The Composition of Hemp Seed Oil and Its Potential as an Important Source of Nutrition
ABSTRACT The fatty acid and natural product content of hemp seed oil was analyzed by GC-MS and LC-MS. The presence of linoleic acid (LA) and a-linolenic acid (LNA) were confirmed in their previouslyExpand
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Quercetin transiently increases energy expenditure but persistently decreases circulating markers of inflammation in C57BL/6J mice fed a high-fat diet.
Quercetin, a polyphenolic compound and a major bioflavonoid in the human diet, has anti-inflammatory properties and has been postulated to enhance energy expenditure (EE). We sought to determineExpand
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Phytoecdysteroids increase protein synthesis in skeletal muscle cells.
Phytoecdysteroids, which are structurally similar or identical to insect molting hormones, produce a range of effects in mammals, including increasing growth and physical performance. To study theExpand
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Use of plant roots for phytoremediation and molecular farming.
Alternative agriculture, which expands the uses of plants well beyond food and fiber, is beginning to change plant biology. Two plant-based biotechnologies were recently developed that take advantageExpand
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Toxicological evaluation of a chicory root extract.
An Ames test and a 28-day sub-chronic toxicity study in male and female Sprague-Dawley rats were conducted to evaluate the safety of a chicory root extract being investigated as a therapeutic forExpand
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Hypoglycemic activity of a novel anthocyanin-rich formulation from lowbush blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton.
Blueberry fruits are known as a rich source of anthocyanin components. In this study we demonstrate that anthocyanins from blueberry have the potency to alleviate symptoms of hyperglycemia inExpand
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Bioassay-guided isolation of aldose reductase inhibitors from Artemisia dracunculus.
An ethanolic extract of Artemisia dracunculus L. having antidiabetic activity was examined as a possible aldose reductase (ALR2) inhibitor, a key enzyme involved in diabetic complications. At 3.75Expand
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Characterization of the elicitor-induced biosynthesis and secretion of genistein from roots of Lupinus luteus L
Genistein is a multi-functional isoflavonoid naturally secreted from roots of hydroponically grown legume plants. Roots of hydroponically cultivated yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus L.) plants,Expand
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Anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive compounds from Tripterygium wilfordii.
The extract of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F. (TwHF), which showed anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive activities in human clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis, was subjected to theExpand
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