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Comprehensive characterization of bioactive phenols from new Brazilian superfruits by LC-ESI-QTOF-MS, and their ROS and RNS scavenging effects and anti-inflammatory activity

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Soares, Jackeline Cintra [1] ; Rosalen, Pedro Luiz [2] ; Lazarini, Josy Goldoni [2] ; Massarioli, Adna Prado [1] ; da Silva, Camila Fortunato [1] ; Nani, Bruno Dias [2] ; Franchin, Marcelo [2] ; de Alencar, Severino Matias [3, 1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Luiz de Queiroz Coll Agr, Dept Agrifood Ind Food & Nutr, Padua Dias Ave, POB 9, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Piracicaba Dent Sch, Dept Physiol Sci, 901 Limeira, 901 Ave, BR-13414018 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Food & Nutr Res Ctr NAPAN, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Food Chemistry; v. 281, p. 178-188, MAY 30 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Brazilian native fruits (BNF) remain unexplored and underutilized resources with a high potential to improve human health and wellness. In our study, five new BNF (Eugenia stipitata, Sageretia elegans, Byrsonima arthropoda, Spondias mombin and Rubus rosaefolius) were evaluated for their phenolic composition by LC-ESI-QTOF-MS; and for their ROS and RNS scavenging effects (ROO center dot, O-2(center dot-), NO center dot, HOCl); in vivo anti-inflammatory activity (neutrophil migration); and in vivo acute toxicity in Galleria mellonella. Eighty-six phenolic compounds were identified, including hydroxybenzoic acids, hydroxycinnamic acids, flavonoids, anthocyanins and ellagitannins, several of which had never been reported in BNF. The BNF exhibited high antioxidant effects against biologically relevant radicals, and treated animals showed decreased neutrophil influx and NF-kB activation. Thus, these BNF are good sources of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory molecules that can be beneficial for human health as functional foods. Based on their bioactivity, they can be considered as new Brazilian superfruits. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/12606-3 - Fruits of the Atlantic Forest potentially functional potential: characterization, plant propagation and postharvest conservation
Grantee:Angelo Pedro Jacomino
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/13190-2 - Phenolic composition and biological potential, in vitro and in vivo, from native fruits of Brazil
Grantee:Severino Matias de Alencar
Support type: Regular Research Grants