Norihiko Terahara

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Anthocyanins are the chemical components that give the intense color to many fruits and vegetables, such as blueberries, red cabbages and purple sweet potatoes. Extensive studies have indicated that anthocyanins have strong antioxidant activities. To investigate the mechanism of anthocyanidins as an anticancer food source, six kinds of anthocyanidins(More)
1Department of Food Science for Health, Faculty of Health and Nutrition, Minami-Kyushu University, 5-1-2 Kirishima, Miyazaki 880-0032, Japan 2Food Science Australia, CRC for Bioproducts, 16 Julius Avenue, Riverside Corporate Park, North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia 3National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8642, Japan 4National Agricultural(More)
 Anthocyanin pigments accumulated in a cell line derived from storage-root explants of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) cv 'Ayamurasaki'. Somatic pro-embryos were induced on the explants cultured on Murashige and Skoog medium supplemented with 1 mg/l 2,4-D. The pro-embryo structures produced callus when transferred to MS medium with 0.5 mg/l 2,4-D. A cell(More)
Absorption of acylated anthocyanins in purple-fleshed sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas cv. Ayamurasaki) in rats was studied to obtain evidence that the acylated anthocyanins themselves could exert a physiological function in vivo. Peonidin 3-caffeoylsophoroside-5-glucoside (Pn 3-Caf*sop-5-glc) in purple-fleshed sweet potato was directly absorbed into rat and(More)
To clarify a postprandial glucose suppression effect of diacylated anthocyanin with alpha-glucosidase (AGH) inhibitory activity, a single oral administration study of it in male 8-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats was performed. The diacylated anthocyanin used in this study was peonidin(More)
Eight acylated anthocyanins were isolated from the storage roots of the purple sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas cv Yamagawamurasaki, which is the source of the food colorant "purple sweet potato color." Of these, six pigments were identified as diacylated anthocyanins, cyanidin and peonidin 3-O-(6-O-(E)-caffeyl-2-O-(6-O-acyl-(More)
Delphinidin 3-sambubioside (Dp3-Sam), a Hibiscus anthocyanin, was isolated from the dried calices of Hibiscus sabdariffa L. Dp3-Sam could induce a dose-dependent apoptosis in human leukemia cells (HL-60) as characterized by cell morphology, DNA fragmentation, activation of caspase-3, -8, and -9, and inactivation of poly(ADP)ribose polymerase (PARP).(More)
1Department of Biochemical Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Kagoshima University, Korimoto 1-21-24, Kagoshima 890-0065, Japan 2Department of Food Science for Health, Faculty of Health and Nutrition, Minami-Kyushu University, 5-1-2 Kirishima, Miyazaki 880-0032, Japan 3Department of Upland Farming Research, National Agricultural Research Center(More)
alpha-Glucosidase (AGH) inhibitory study by natural anthocyanin extracts was done. As the result of a free AGH assay system, 12 anthocyanin extracts were found to have a potent AGH inhibitory activity; in particular, Pharbitis nil (SOA) extract showed the strongest maltase inhibitory activity, with an IC(50) value of 0.35 mg/mL, as great as that of Ipomoea(More)