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The influence of fruit ripening on the phytochemical content and biological activity of Capsicum chinense Jacq. cv Habanero.
Abstract During the past decade, it has been reported that the consumption of certain foods and spices such as pepper may have a positive effect on health. The present study evaluates the influence… Expand
Chemical analysis, antioxidant, antiinflammatory and anticholinesterase activities of Origanum ehrenbergii Boiss and Origanum syriacum L. essential oils.
Abstract The essential oils of Origanum ehrenbergii and O. syriacum collected in Lebanon were analysed by GC and GC–MS and evaluated for their anticholinesterase, NO production inhibitory activities,… Expand
In vitro inhibitory activities of plants used in Lebanon traditional medicine against angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and digestive enzymes related to diabetes.
- M. Loizzo, Antoine M. Saab, +7 authors F. Menichini
- Biology, Medicine
- Journal of ethnopharmacology
- 2 September 2008
AIM OF THE STUDY In recent years the use of medicinal plants has been growing worldwide and this is particularly true in Lebanon. In the present investigation we report the inhibitory activity… Expand
Evaluation of chemical profile and antioxidant activity of twenty cultivars from Capsicum annuum, Capsicum baccatum, Capsicum chacoense and Capsicum chinense: A comparison between fresh and processed…
Recently, much attention has been directed to the micronutrient content of processed foods. In the present study total phenols, flavonoids, capsaicinoids and antioxidant activity were determined on… Expand
Antioxidant and hypoglycaemic activities and their relationship to phytochemicals in Capsicum annuum cultivars during fruit development
Abstract Four Capsicum annuum L. cultivars (Fiesta, Acuminatum, Orange Thai, and Cayenne Golden) were studied at two stages of fruits ripening (immature and mature) for total phenols, flavonoids,… Expand
Evaluation of Citrus aurantifolia peel and leaves extracts for their chemical composition, antioxidant and anti-cholinesterase activities.
- M. Loizzo, R. Tundis, +4 authors F. Menichini
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Journal of the science of food and agriculture
- 1 December 2012
BACKGROUND The replacement of synthetic antioxidants by safe natural antioxidants fosters research on the screening of vegetables and food as sources of new antioxidants. Moreover, oxidative… Expand
Berberis aetnensis and B. libanotica: a comparative study on the chemical composition, inhibitory effect on key enzymes linked to Alzheimer's disease and antioxidant activity
- M. Bonesi, M. Loizzo, +4 authors R. Tundis
- Medicine, Chemistry
- The Journal of pharmacy and pharmacology
- 1 December 2013
This study involves for the first time the evaluation of Berberis aetnensis C. Presl. and Berberis libanotica Ehrenb. ex C.K. Schneid. roots for anticholinesterase and antioxidant properties, with… Expand
Cytotoxic activity and inhibitory effect on nitric oxide production of triterpene saponins from the roots of Physospermum verticillatum (Waldst & Kit) (Apiaceae).
- R. Tundis, M. Bonesi, +5 authors F. Menichini
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry
- 1 July 2009
Three triterpene saponins isolated from the roots of Physospermum verticillatum and identified as saikosaponin a (1), buddlejasaponin IV (2), and songarosaponin D (3) were investigated in vitro for… Expand
A potential role of alkaloid extracts from Salsola species (Chenopodiaceae) in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease
- R. Tundis, Federica Menichini, +4 authors F. Menichini
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Journal of enzyme inhibition and medicinal…
- 1 June 2009
From the aerial parts of Salsola oppositofolia, S. soda and S. tragus an alkaloid extract was obtained and tested to evaluate antioxidant and anti-cholinesterase activities. The in vitro study of the… Expand
Evaluation of fatty acids and biogenic amines profiles in mullet and tuna roe during six months of storage at 4 °C
Abstract The aim of this study was to monitor the fatty acids and biogenic amines (BAs) profiles in mullet ( Mugil Cephalus ) and tuna ( Thunnus thynnus ) roe (bottarga) during storage (0–180 days)… Expand