Antiproliferative and antioxidant properties of anthocyanin-rich extract from açai

  title={Antiproliferative and antioxidant properties of anthocyanin-rich extract from açai},
  author={S. Hogan and H. Chung and L. Zhang and J. Li and Y. Lee and Yumin Dai and Kequan Zhou},
  journal={Food Chemistry},
  • S. Hogan, H. Chung, +4 authors Kequan Zhou
  • Published 2010
  • Chemistry
  • Food Chemistry
  • Abstract An anthocyanin-rich extract, generated from acai (AEA), was investigated for its antioxidant properties and antiproliferative activity against C-6 rat brain glioma cells and MDA-468 human breast cancer cells. AEA has an ORAC value of 2589 μmoles trolox equivalents (TE)/g dried powder and a DPPH radical-scavenging activity of 1208 μmoles TE/g, suggesting that AEA is an exceptional source of natural antioxidants. In addition, AEA remarkably suppresses proliferation of C-6 rat brain… CONTINUE READING
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