Effect of Italian Sour Cherry (Prunus cerasus L.) on the Formation of Advanced Glycation End Products and Lipid Peroxidation


Sweet and sour cherries contain several polyphenols that possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the maturity stage on phenol content and biological properties of extract of a local Morello-type of sour cherry (Prunus cerasus L.), “visciola”. The study of total phenol content and total antioxidant potential was associated with the evaluation of the antioxidant property of extracts using a copper catalyzed human low density lipoproteins (LDL) oxidation as experimental model. Moreover, using albumin glycated by methylglyoxal, we evaluated the anti-glycation effect of fruit extract. The results demonstrated that fully ripened fruits exert higher antioxidant and anti-glycation properties when compared with partially ripened fruits. Information about the health-promoting components of “visciola” could lead to a better understanding and an increased consumption of these, including its use as functional food.

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Ferretti, G. , Neri, D. and Bacchetti, T. (2014) Effect of Italian Sour Cherry (Prunus cerasus L.) on the Formation of Advanced Glycation End Products and Lipid Peroxidation. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 5, 1568-1576. doi: 10.4236/fns.2014.516170.

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