Research from J.P. Anthony and Co-Researchers in the Area of Parasitology

Anthony, J P and Fyfe, Lorna and Stewart, D and McDougall, G J (2011) Research from J.P. Anthony and Co-Researchers in the Area of Parasitology. Life Science Weekly.

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"Following previous work on the anti-giardial effect of blueberry polyphenols, a range of polyphenol-rich extracts from berries and other fruits was screened for their ability to kill Giardia duodenalis, an intestinal parasite of humans. Polyphenol-rich extracts were prepared from berries using solid-phase extraction and applied to trophozoites of Giardia duodenalis grown in vitro," scientists writing in the journal Parasitology report (see also Parasitology). "All berry extracts caused inhibition at 166 mu g gallic acid equivalents (GAE)/ml phenol content but extracts from strawberry, arctic bramble, blackberry and cloudberry were as effective as the currently used drug, …

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Dietetics, Nutrition and Biological Sciences
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2012 09:45
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 15:41


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