Protective effect of aqueous extract from Spirulina platensis against cell death induced by free radicals

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BACKGROUND Spirulina is a commercial alga well known to contain various antioxidants, especially phycocyanin. Apart from being sold as a nutraceutical, Spirulina is incorporated as a functional ingredient in food products and beverages. Most of the previous reports on antioxidant activity of Spirulina were based on chemical rather than cell-based assays… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-10-53

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