W Gelderblom

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The genotoxic effects of three widespread Fusarium toxins, vomitoxin (VOM), moniliformin (MON) and fumonisin B1 (FB1) were investigated in bacterial tests and in micronucleus (MN) and chromosomal aberration (CA) assays with primary rat hepatocytes. All three toxins were devoid of activity in gene mutation assays with Salmonella typhimurium strains TA98 and(More)
Phenolic compounds are a large and complex group of chemical constituents found in red and white wines which not only affect their quality, but also contribute to their beneficial health effects. The antioxidant properties of phenolic compounds are important in determining their role as protective agents against free radical-mediated disease processes. This(More)
The effect of bottle ageing on the antioxidant activity of Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Chenin blanc wines, using the 2,2'-azino-di-(3-ethylbenzothialozine-suIphonic acid) radical cation (ABTS*) and 2,2-diphenyl-l-picrylhydrazyl radical (DPPH') scavenging assays, was determined. Storage at 0°C, 15°C or 30°C for a period of 12 months resulted(More)
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