Lycopene rich extract from red guava (Psidium guajava L.) displays anti-inflammatory and antioxidant profile by reducing suggestive hallmarks of acute inflammatory response in mice.

@article{Vasconcelos2017LycopeneRE,
  title={Lycopene rich extract from red guava (Psidium guajava L.) displays anti-inflammatory and antioxidant profile by reducing suggestive hallmarks of acute inflammatory response in mice.},
  author={Andreanne Gomes Vasconcelos and Adriany das Graças Nascimento Amorim and Raimunda C dos Santos and J{\'e}ssica Maria T Souza and Luan Kelves M de Souza and Thiago de Souza Lopes Ara{\'u}jo and Lucas Ant{\^o}nio Duarte Nicolau and Lucas de Lima Carvalho and Pedro Everson Alexandre de Aquino and Conceiç{\~a}o da Silva Martins and Cristina Dislich Ropke and Pedro Marcos Gomes Soares and Selma Aparecida Souza Kuckelhaus and Jand Venes R Medeiros and Jos{\'e} Roberto de Souza de Almeida Leite},
  journal={Food research international},
  year={2017},
  volume={99 Pt 2},
  pages={959-968}
}
This study investigated the anti-inflammatory activity of the extract (LEG) and purified (LPG) lycopene from guava (Psidium guajava L.), as well as some mechanisms possibly involved in this effect. The anti-inflammatory activity was initially assessed using paw edema induced by Carrageenan, Dextran, Compound 48/80, Histamine and Prostaglandin E2 in Swiss… CONTINUE READING