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While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea

...teas, epigallocatechingallate or EGCG, a cousin of flavonoids found in broccoli, cabbage, grapes and red wine that are known to help prevent cancer. The team had been working on other chemicals to try to stop AH activity. "We initially hypothesized that EGCG would work in the same way as other AH antagonists, ...

Promiscuous Catalytic Activity Possessed by Novel Enzyme Structure

...ge of small aromatic molecules, ranging from plant flavonoids ?for instance, compounds found in hops that give beer its bitter taste or in other plants act as sunscreens, pigments, or antibiotics ?to olivetol, a component in the production of THC, the active ingredient of marijuana. Unlike other previously know...

Stem cell training program to make its Stanford debut

...ge of small aromatic molecules, ranging from plant flavonoids ?for instance, compounds found in hops that give beer its bitter taste or in other plants act as sunscreens, pigments, or antibiotics ?to olivetol, a component in the production of THC, the active ingredient of marijuana. Unlike other previously know...

Anti-cancer Compound In Beer Gaining Interest

... also beginning to look at the value of these hops flavonoids for everything from preventing prostate or colon cancer to hormone replacement therapy for women. "Xanthohumol is one of the more significant compounds for cancer chemoprevention that we have studied," said Fred Stevens, a researcher with OSU's Linu...

When the going gets tough, slime molds start synthesizing

...s. Plants make polyketide natural products such as flavonoids and stilbenes for use as sunscreens, antibiotics, flower pigments, and anti-oxidants. Explains Austin, "Plant polyketides are also increasingly recognized to have significant benefits in the human diet as health-promoting components of green tea, red...

UC Davis researchers reveal apples' protective ways

...ncers. "We've known for a long time that it's the flavonoids in fruits that are protecting the body. We just ha...ethal effects of TNF. "Our study showed that the flavonoids in apples and apple juice can inhibit signals in this pathway that would otherwise damage or kill ce...

Study identifies substances in grapefruit juice that interact dangerously with some drugs

...edients responsible for drug interactions were the flavonoids that give grapefruit juice its bitter taste. The new study shows that a group of chemicals called furanocoumarins are the likely culprit. "This is the best evidence to date that furanocoumarins are the active ingredients in grapefruit juice that c...

Ghengis Khan wonder berry could conquer heart disease

...ame beneficial chemicals found in red wine, 50% of flavonoids and 70% of vitamin C present in the pulp of the red berries. Antioxidants in the berries inhibit so-called 'bad' LDL cholesterol oxidisation, which could provide a new weapon to fight cardiovascular disease. When LDL cholesterol is oxidized, it s...

Studies force new view on biology of flavonoids

...or heart disease. Based on this new view of how flavonoids work, a relatively modest intake of them ?the amou... A research survey, and updated analysis of how flavonoids work and function in the human body, were recently published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine, a...

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