Evaluation of the estrogenic effects of legume extracts containing phytoestrogens.

  title={Evaluation of the estrogenic effects of legume extracts containing phytoestrogens.},
  author={Stephen M. Boue and Thomas E. Wiese and S. Nehls and Matthew E. Burow and Steven G. Elliott and Carol H. Carter-Wientjes and Betty Y. Shih and J A McLachlan and Thomas E. Cleveland},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  volume={51 8},
Seven legume extracts containing phytoestrogens were analyzed for estrogenic activity. Methanol extracts were prepared from soybean (Glycine max L.), green bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), alfalfa sprout (Medicago sativa L.), mung bean sprout (Vigna radiata L.), kudzu root (Pueraria lobata L.), and red clover blossom and red clover sprout (Trifolium pratense L.). Extracts of kudzu root and red clover blossom showed significant competitive binding to estrogen receptor beta (ERbeta). Estrogenic… 

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