Bilberry extracts induce gene expression through the electrophile response element.

  title={Bilberry extracts induce gene expression through the electrophile response element.},
  author={Mari Charlotte Wik Myhrstad and Harald Carlsen and Linn Ingrid Dahl and Kanae Ebihara and Line Glemmestad and Karin Haffner and Jan \Oivind Moskaug and Rune Blomhoff},
  journal={Nutrition and cancer},
  volume={54 1},
A number of genes important for detoxification and antioxidant defense induced by mild stress generated by, for example, physical activity/exercise, caloric restriction, or alcohol may provide health benefits by causing the organism to mount such a defense response. More recently, induction of these defenses has also been attributed to phytochemicals or secondary metabolites from dietary plants. Many polyphenols, which constitute a large fraction of these phytochemicals, increase cellular… CONTINUE READING
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