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Antioxidant and prooxidant nature of hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives ferulic and caffeic acids.
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PMID:  20837085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Dietary polyphenols are beneficial to human health by exerting various biological effects. Ferulic and caffeic acids are hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives widely distributed in plant-derived food products. Studies indicate that some dietary compounds may have concentration-dependent antioxidant or prooxidant activities. The present study concerns such activities of ferulic and caffeic acids. They have concentration-dependent antioxidant effects in terms of inhibition of lipid peroxidation and reactive oxygen species-scavenging after 2,2'-azobis-amidinopropane dihydrochloride-induced damage in mouse liver microsomes and splenic lymphocytes respectively. They also show differential scavenging of nitric oxide, superoxide and 2,2'-azino-bis-3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid radical (ABTS*(+)). In DPPH (1,1-diphenyl picrylhydrazyl) assay above 20 μM the absorbance start increasing due to the formation of an unknown adduct which has a shoulder at 517 nm. However, in Fenton reaction, above 5 μM, they behave as prooxidants and the possible mechanisms responsible for their prooxidant property may be related to their ferric reducing ability. These findings may have significant health implications where these natural compounds are being used/consumed.
Dharmendra Kumar Maurya; Thomas Paul Asir Devasagayam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1873-6351     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Chem. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207483     Medline TA:  Food Chem Toxicol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3369-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Radiation Biology and Health Sciences Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, India.
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