Navigation Links
Purple tomatoes: The richness of antioxidants against tumors
Date:10/26/2008

comes out that our purple tomato has a very high antioxidant activity, almost tripled in comparison to the natural fruit thus it is very useful to study the effect of anthocyanins".

Subsequently, scientists have fed knockout mice lacking p53 gene, commonly known as the "genome guardian", with a powder obtained from purple tomatoes.

P53 is a key gene in the tumorigenesis process. Mice lacking p53 develop different types of tumours, es-pecially lymphomas and die at a very young age.

Mice used in the experiment have been divided into three groups, fed three different diets: the first one has received a standard diet, while the second group was fed diet supplemented with 10% powder from freeze-dried red tomatoes and the last one with 10% powder from purple tomatoes. "We have not re-corded significant differences between the first two groups- argues Marco Giorgio from the European In-stitute of Oncology who followed the experimental phase on mice- But mice fed with purple tomatoes showed a significant increase of lifespan". The last group has reported an average lifespan of 182 days in comparison to the 142 recorded for mice fed standard diet.

However promising results appear to be, researchers prefer to be pretty cautious. "Actually- Giorgio con-tinues- it is a pilot test, a preliminary study useful to validate the hypothesis of obtaining health benefits from diet supplementation with modified food. Although mice's lifespan has significantly increased once fed on purple tomatoes we still don't know how it works. It is not likely everything can be explained on antioxidants basis alone. Moreover, we have to consider that in this study we have not taken into account any possible toxicity so I shall say we're far from considering a human trial. Next step is to investigate the effect of purple tomatoes on different kinds of tumor models and define the mechanism of action".

Nevertheless, FLORA researchers do believe we may st
'/>"/>

Contact: Americo Bonanni
bonanni@filemazio.net
39-347-930-5981
Catholic University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Fried purple tomatoes
2. Purple extremist thrives under inhospitable conditions
3. Research shows Brazilian acai berry antioxidants absorbed by human body
4. Antioxidants could provide all-purpose radiation protection
5. Clemson chemists discover new way antioxidants fight debilitating diseases
6. Research identifies type of vaccine that holds promise in protecting against TB
7. Wielding microbe against microbe, beetle defends its food source
8. Vitiligo skin disorder could yield clues in fight against melanoma
9. Friendly bacteria protect against type 1 diabetes, Yale researchers find
10. Bats pick up rustling sounds against highway background noise
11. Vaccine against HER2-positive breast cancer offers complete protection in lab
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/30/2014)... 2014 Biological membranes are mainly composed of lipid ... solution ions onto lipid membranes helps clarify functional ... provides a quantitative description of the equilibria between ... and Zbigniew Figaszewski from the University of Bialystok, ... these findings, just published in EPJ E ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... released by unconventional oil and gas production are well ... in the open access journal Environmental Health . ... found. The study is the first to be based ... sites and could be used to supplement official air-quality ... reserves that do not readily flow to the surface. ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... study of its kind to date, researchers have used ... the risk for autism. Joseph Buxbaum, Ph.D., Icahn School ... Daly, Ph.D., Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and ... affected children, parents and unrelated people. They identified changes ... the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Ion adsorption matter in biology 2Air quality and unconventional oil and gas sites 2Air quality and unconventional oil and gas sites 3
... is hard to fool the brain by providing it with ... driven to a great extent by the amount of energy ... sugars compared to artificial sweeteners. Professor Ivan de Araujo, ... USA, says:,"The consumption of high-calorie beverages is a major contributor ...
... The digestive systems of all animals contain a large number ... provide warmth, shelter and food to a vast range of ... hosts or at least cause no ill effects other than ... have been associated with disease. Among them is Helicobacter ...
... machinery necessary to assemble proteins, the building blocks of ... DNA is first transcribed to messenger RNA in the ... are put in motion to translate the code into ... been demonstrated that the ribosome is far more than ...
Cached Biology News:The brain cannot be fooled by artificial sweeteners 2Getting rid of unwanted visitors 2Global analysis reveals new insights into the ribosome -- with important implications for disease 2Global analysis reveals new insights into the ribosome -- with important implications for disease 3Global analysis reveals new insights into the ribosome -- with important implications for disease 4
(Date:10/31/2014)... 2014  Atlanta-based Intellimedix could make a positive ... of Ebola by suggesting a new, computational approach ... Center for Computational Systems Biology have spent years ... uses for existing drugs through systematic repurposing, and ... bout against Ebola. Logo - ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Global polyvinyl chloride (PVC) demand registered a ... 2008-2009, especially in North America and Europe. However, the ... to a growing trend. , The largest chunk of ... construction segment. In 2013, the key PVC application spheres ... rigid film. Moreover, the PVC was consumed in the ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... October 30, 2014 Rancho BioSciences ... they have manually curated public data source TCGA ... customers. the data is now available for other ... unifies public and internal data sources for their Pharma, ... out of the data that becomes more easily accessible. ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Avure Technologies celebrates a year of success ... of its fleet of high volume High Pressure Processing (HPP) ... we return to PackExpo this year, which is where we ... said Jeff Williams, CEO at Avure. “Sales of the new ... be meeting the challenges of market demand for higher throughput. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Atlanta-Based Intellimedix May Help Solve Ebola With Computer Algorithms 2Global Polyvinyl Chloride Demand Is on Upward Trend Now, Says Merchant Research & Consulting in Its Topical Study 2Global Polyvinyl Chloride Demand Is on Upward Trend Now, Says Merchant Research & Consulting in Its Topical Study 3Rancho BioSciences Manually Curated TCGA Data Sets Available 2In High Demand: New High Pressure Processing (HPP) System with Maximum Throughput Drives Strong Sales 2In High Demand: New High Pressure Processing (HPP) System with Maximum Throughput Drives Strong Sales 3
... Jan. 17 Peptimmune, Inc., a privately,held biotechnology ... close,of $8.2 million of a Series D preferred ... Enterprise Associates, MPM Capital, Hunt Ventures,L.P., Boston Medical ... as,certain other investors, including its Chairman of the ...
... at Cleveland Clinic Brings Extensive Experience, in the Use of ... ... Cardiovascular Disease, ST. LOUIS, Jan. 17 Stereotaxis, Inc. ... as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Burkhardt was most recently the,Associate ...
... ON, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - YM BioSciences Inc.,(AMEX: ... oncology company that identifies,develops and commercializes differentiated products ... a letter from the U.S. Food and Drug,Administration ... Acute Pain,Study (AP5) of AeroLEF(TM) for which FDA ...
Cached Biology Technology:Peptimmune Announces First Close of Series D Private Financing 2Peptimmune Announces First Close of Series D Private Financing 3Stereotaxis Appoints David Burkhardt, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer 2Stereotaxis Appoints David Burkhardt, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer 3YM BioSciences provides update on AeroLEF(TM) clinical development program 2YM BioSciences provides update on AeroLEF(TM) clinical development program 3
... cocktail of 3 siRNAs specifically targeted to ... popular product. The siTrio reagent guarantees you ... target gene when used under standard conditions ... of optimal transfection with one of B-Bridges ...
... This kit #27295 has improved stability and ... improved kit not only has overcome this problem ... first, we have changed the formulation of HRP ... X 1). By this change, the stability of ...
... kit is a complete assay system for ... in human serum or plasma. The assay ... in the IDS 1,25D RIA followed by ... with ready to use reagents, no organic ...
Rabbit polyclonal to L Kynurenine ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic peptide L Kynurenine conjugated to a protein carrier. Entrez Gene ID: 8942 Swiss Protein ID...
Biology Products: