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Bioactive compounds of Brazilian strawberry cultivars (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.): characterization and bioavailability determination of ellagic acid derivatives

Grant number: 05/02055-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2006
Effective date (End): November 30, 2008
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Food Science and Technology - Food Science
Principal researcher:Maria Ines Genovese Rodriguez
Grantee:Marcia da Silva Pinto
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas (FCF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Strawberries are an excellent source of bioactive compounds such as ellagic acid derivatives and flavonoids. These compounds, along with vitamin C, are responsible for the high antioxidant capacity of the fruit, a property related to its potential of protection against chronic-degenerative diseases. The objectives of this project are the characterization of Brazilian strawberry cultivars in relation to phenolics, anthocyanins, ellagic acid (free and total), and vitamin C contents, flavonoids composition and content, and antioxidant capacity. The most promising cultivar will be used for ellagitannins purification and structural characterization, evaluation of their antioxidant and antiproliferative capacities, and determination of the in vivo and in vitro bioavailability. Also, among the objectives is the optimization of a method for the determination of free and total ellagic acid content. (AU)

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PINTO, Marcia da Silva. Bioactive compounds from Brazilian strawberry cultivars (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.): Characterization and bioavailability of ellagic acid derivatives. 2008. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Conjunto das Químicas (IQ e FCF) (CQ/DBDCQ) São Paulo.

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