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