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Phytochemical changes in phenolics, anthocyanins, ascorbic acid, and carotenoids associated with sweetpotato storage and impacts on bioactive properties.
Gradual changes in sweetpotato phytochemical content and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capacity were noted during normal long-term storage, but the specific effects were genotype-dependent. Expand
Phytoecdysteroids increase protein synthesis in skeletal muscle cells.
An in vitro cellular assay of protein synthesis was developed and found that phytoecdysteroids increased protein synthesis by up to 20% and ecdysteroid-containing plant extracts produced similar results, which suggests a PI3K-mediated mechanism. Expand
Anthocyanins and Human Health: An In Vitro Investigative Approach
  • M. Lila
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of biomedicine & biotechnology
  • 1 December 2004
Anthocyanin pigments and other flavonoids that are uniformly, predictably produced in rigorously controlled plant cell culture systems can be a great advantage for health and nutrition research because they are quickly, easily isolated, lack interferences found in whole fruits, and are amenable to biolabeling so that metabolic fate can be investigated after ingestion. Expand
Berries from South America: a comprehensive review on chemistry, health potential, and commercialization.
The chemistry, biological activities, and commercialization of berry-producing plants from South America, specifically Aristotelia chilensis, Euterpe oleracea, Malpighia emarginata, Ugni molinae, Fragaria chiloensis,Rubus glaucus, Rubus adenotrichus, and Vaccinium floribundum are reviewed. Expand
Hypoglycemic activity of a novel anthocyanin-rich formulation from lowbush blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium Aiton.
It is demonstrated that anthocyanins from blueberry have the potency to alleviate symptoms of hyperglycemia in diabetic C57b1/6J mice and their bio-enhancing effect, most likely due to increasing the bioavailability of the administered preparations. Expand
In Vitro and in Vivo Anti-Diabetic Effects of Anthocyanins from Maqui Berry (Aristotelia chilensis).
It is observed that oral administration of ANC improved fasting blood glucose levels and glucose tolerance in hyperglycaemic obese C57BL/6J mice fed a high fat diet and D3S5G also increased glucose uptake in L6 myotubes and is at least partially responsible for ANC's anti-diabetic properties. Expand
Anthocyanin profiling of wild maqui berries (Aristotelia chilensis [Mol.] Stuntz) from different geographical regions in Chile.
Three maqui genotypes exhibited significantly higher anthocyanin content than the others, as measured by pH differential method and high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and significant genetic diversity was noted within each ecological population. Expand
Berry and Citrus Phenolic Compounds Inhibit Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV: Implications in Diabetes Management
Results indicate that flavonoids, particularly luteolin, apigenin, and flavone, and the stilbenoid resveratrol can act as naturally occurring DPP-IV inhibitors. Expand
Comparative analysis of phenolic content and profile, antioxidant capacity, and anti-inflammatory bioactivity in wild Alaskan and commercial Vaccinium berries.
A polyphenol-rich fraction from lowbush cranberry exhibited dose-dependent inhibition of LPS-elicited induction of IL-1β in RAW 2647 cells, indicative of strong anti-inflammatory activity, corroborate the historic use of wild Alaskan berries as medicinally important foods in Alaska Native communities. Expand
Efficient quantification of the health-relevant anthocyanin and phenolic acid profiles in commercial cultivars and breeding selections of blueberries ( Vaccinium spp.).
An improved protocol was developed for the accurate, efficient, and rapid comparative screening for large blueberry sample sets and different genotypes frequently had comparable overall levels of total anthocyanins and phenolic acids, but differed dramatically in individual profiles of compounds. Expand