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Radical-scavenging Activity, Protective Effect Against Lipid Peroxidation and Mineral Contents of Monofloral Cuban Honeys.
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PMID:  22212954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Several monofloral Cuban honeys were analyzed to determine their free radical-scavenging activity and from this the total antioxidant content was estimated. The protective effect against lipid peroxidation in an in vitro model of rat liver homogenates was evaluated and, lastly, the mineral content of the honeys, which can be related to the maintenance of intracellular oxidative balance, was determined. The scavenging capacities against hydroxyl and superoxide radicals were determined using the spin-trapping technique and the hypoxanthine/xanthine oxidase assay, respectively. Lipid peroxidation was evaluated through the production of TBARS and hydroperoxides. All honeys tested showed potential antioxidant activity with Linen vine displaying the highest scavenging capacity towards the DPPH, hydroxyl and superoxide radicals, while the least efficient was Christmas vine honey. Honeys also inhibited, in a concentration-dependent mode, lipid peroxidation in rat liver homogenates, with Linen vine resulting the best while the least effective was Christmas vine honey. The ability to scavenge free radicals and protect against lipid peroxidation may contribute to the ability of certain Cuban honeys to help in preventing/reducing some inflammatory diseases in which oxidative stress is involved. A total of eight minerals were identified and quantified as follows: cadmium, chromium, copper, nickel, iron, manganese, lead, and zinc. Minerals found in higher concentrations were iron, zinc and manganese.
José M Alvarez-Suarez; Francesca Giampieri; Elisabetta Damiani; Paola Astolfi; Daniele Fattorini; Francesco Regoli; José L Quiles; Maurizio Battino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plant foods for human nutrition (Dordrecht, Netherlands)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-9104     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8803554     Medline TA:  Plant Foods Hum Nutr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Biochemistry, Biology & Genetics, Medical School, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Ranieri 65, 60100, Ancona, Italy.
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