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Antioxidant activity and phenolic compounds of 112 traditional Chinese medicinal plants associated with anticancer
Traditional Chinese medicinal plants associated with anticancer might be potential sources of potent natural antioxidants and beneficial chemopreventive agents, and contain significantly higher levels of phenolics than common vegetables and fruits. Expand
Antioxidant capacity of 26 spice extracts and characterization of their phenolic constituents.
This study provides direct comparative data on antioxidant capacity and total and individual phenolics contents of the 26 spice extracts and showed that phenolic compounds in the tested spices contributed significantly to their antioxidant capacity. Expand
Systematic evaluation of natural phenolic antioxidants from 133 Indian medicinal plants
Abstract Total antioxidant capacities of 133 Indian medicinal plant species sampled from 64 families were assessed by ABTS, DPPH and FRAP assays, and their total phenolic contents measured byExpand
Genetic diversity and population structure of a diverse set of rice germplasm for association mapping
The results suggested that the population may be useful for the genome-wide marker–trait association mapping of starch quality traits and has the potential to identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) with small effects, which will aid in dissecting complex traits and in exploiting the rich diversity present in rice germplasm. Expand
Antioxidant activity of betalains from plants of the amaranthaceae.
Antioxidant activity of betalain pigments from plants of the family Amaranthaceae was evaluated using the modified DPPH(*) (1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl) method and the relationship between the chemical structure and the activity of the betalains was investigated and discussed. Expand
Global distribution and genetic discontinuities of mangroves – emerging patterns in the evolution of Rhizophora
Emerging patterns in genetic relationships and distributions are described based on both current knowledge and preliminary results of the authors' studies of molecular and morphometric characteristics of Rhizophora species in the Indo West Pacific region. Expand
Anthocyanins, flavonols, and free radical scavenging activity of Chinese bayberry (Myrica rubra) extracts and their color properties and stability.
Both DPPH* and ABTS*(+) cation assays indicated that the black varieties (Biji and Hunan) demonstrated much higher radical scavenging activities than the pink (Fenhong) and yellow (Shuijing) varieties, which may be attributed to much higher levels of anthocyanins, flavonoids, and total phenolics in theblack varieties. Expand
Characterization and application of betalain pigments from plants of the Amaranthaceae
A comprehensive systematic study of betalain-producing genotypes and species, extraction, identification and quantification of bet alains, determination and evaluation of physicochemical properties and antioxidant activity, and pigment utilization in certain food systems demonstrated high potential for Amaranthus pigments for use as natural food colorants. Expand
Hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects and antioxidant activity of fruit extracts from Lycium barbarum.
It was found that the three Lycium barbarum fruit extracts/fractions could significantly reduce blood glucose levels and serum total cholesterol (TC) and triglyceride (TG) concentrations and at same time markedly increase high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c) levels after 10 days treatment in tested rabbits, indicating that there were substantial hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects. Expand
Extraction and purification of squalene from amaranthus grain.
A method to isolate and purify the squalene from Amaranthus oil was developed, and the structure ofSqualene in the purified sample was confirmed by comparison of its ultraviolet spectrum with a standard and from its nuclear magnetic resonance spectra. Expand