Anthocyanins, but not anthocyanidins, from bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) alleviate pruritus via inhibition of mast cell degranulation.

@article{Yamaura2012AnthocyaninsBN,
  title={Anthocyanins, but not anthocyanidins, from bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) alleviate pruritus via inhibition of mast cell degranulation.},
  author={Katsunori Yamaura and Makiko Ishiwatari and Masao Yamamoto and Maki Shimada and Yuanyuan Bi and Koichi Ueno},
  journal={Journal of food science},
  year={2012},
  volume={77 12},
  pages={H262-7}
}
We have previously reported that bilberry anthocyanins exhibit an anti-pruritic effect in a mouse model of allergic contact dermatitis. It has been reported that anthocyanins are particularly sensitive to thermal treatment and are easily hydrolyzed to anthocyanidins when exposed to high temperatures. The objective of this study was to compare the anti… CONTINUE READING