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Antioxidant activity of Sonoran Desert bee pollen
Abstract Bee pollen (pollen collected by honey bees) was collected in the high intensity ultraviolet (UV) Sonoran Desert and analyzed by the DPPH (radical 2,2-diphenyl-1-picryhydrazyl) assay and theExpand
Evaluation of the estrogenic effects of legume extracts containing phytoestrogens.
Results show that several legumes are a source of phytoestrogens with high levels of estrogenic activity, and the active components in kudzu root extract were determined to be the isoflavones puerarin, daidzin, genistin,daidzein, and genistein. Expand
Induction of the soybean phytoalexins coumestrol and glyceollin by Aspergillus.
Soybean phytoalexins induced by food-grade A. sojae and A. oryzae allowed the collection of higher concentrations of phy toalexin for further examination in several in vitro and in vivo biological studies conducted to determine potential estrogenic activities. Expand
Effects of Plant Flavonoids on Fecundity, Survival, and Feeding of the Formosan Subterranean Termite
  • S. Boue, A. Raina
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Chemical Ecology
  • 1 November 2003
Biochanin A is a promising phytochemical with ability to reduce fecundity in primary reproductives of the Formosan subterranean termite, but it does not elicit phagostimulant activity. Expand
Antiestrogenic Glyceollins Suppress Human Breast and Ovarian Carcinoma Tumorigenesis
The findings identify glyceollins as antiestrogenic agents that may be useful in the prevention or treatment of breast and ovarian carcinoma. Expand
Glyceollin I, a Novel Antiestrogenic Phytoalexin Isolated from Activated Soy
The results establish a novel inhibition of ER-mediated gene expression and cell proliferation/survival in glyceollin I, an important component of a phytoalexin-enriched food (activated) diet in terms of chemoprevention as well as a novel therapeutic agent for hormone-dependent tumors. Expand
Phytoalexin-enriched functional foods.
Phytoalexin-enriched functional foods would benefit the consumer by providing "health-enhanced" food choices and would also benefit many underutilized crops that may produce phy toalexins that may not have been considered to be beneficial health-promoting foods. Expand
Glyceollins as novel targeted therapeutic for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer.
It is demonstrated that the glyceollins, previously described as anti-estrogenic agents, also exert antitumor activity in triple-negative breast carcinoma cell systems and this activity correlates with the Glyceollin alteration of microRNA and proteomic expression profiles. Expand
Glyceollin I enantiomers distinctly regulate ER-mediated gene expression
Compared the glyceollin I enantiomers' ER binding affinity, ability to inhibit estrogen responsive element transcriptional activity and endogenous gene expression in MCF-7 cells, the results demonstrated similar binding affinities for both ERalpha and ERbeta. Expand
An Aflatoxin Biosynthesis Cluster Gene Encodes a Novel Oxidase Required for Conversion of Versicolorin A to Sterigmatocystin
This gene is predicted to encode the Baeyer-Villiger oxidase necessary for formation of the xanthone ring of the aflatoxin precursor demethylsterigmatocystin. Expand