Antigenotoxicity and antioxidant activity of Acerola fruit (Malpighia glabra L.) at two stages of ripeness.

@article{Nunes2011AntigenotoxicityAA,
  title={Antigenotoxicity and antioxidant activity of Acerola fruit (Malpighia glabra L.) at two stages of ripeness.},
  author={Roberta da Silva Nunes and Vivian F Silva Kahl and Merielen da Silva Sarmento and Marc Richter and Let{\'i}cia V Costa-Lotufo and Felipe Rodrigues and Juan Andr{\'e}s Abin-Carriquiry and Marcela Mar{\'i}a Martinez and Scharline Ferronatto and Alexandre B F Ferraz and J Kadletz da Silva},
  journal={Plant foods for human nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={129-35}
}
Genotoxic and antigenotoxic effects of acerola fruit at two stages of ripeness were investigated using mice blood cells. The results show that no ripeness stage of acerola extracts presented any genotoxic potential to damage DNA (Comet assay) or cytotoxicity (MTT assay). When antigenotoxic activity was analyzed, unripe fruit presented higher DNA protection than ripe fruit (red color) extract. The antioxidant capacity of substances also showed that unripe samples inhibit the free radical DPPH… CONTINUE READING
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