Abstract Title:

Nutraceutical potential of polyphenolic fractions from Annurca apple (M. pumila Miller cv Annurca).

Abstract Source:

Food Chem. 2013 Oct 15 ;140(4):614-22. Epub 2012 Nov 12. PMID: 23692744

Abstract Author(s):

Gian Carlo Tenore, Pietro Campiglia, Paola Stiuso, Alberto Ritieni, Ettore Novellino

Article Affiliation:

Gian Carlo Tenore


The capacities of polyphenolic extracts from Annurca apple peel and flesh to inhibit the glucose and cholesterol uptake by HepG2 cells were evaluated, and compared with those of other conventional cultivars, such as Red Delicious (RD), Pink Lady (PL), Fuji (F) and Golden Delicious (GD). RD peels exhibited the best hypoglycaemic effects, while Annurca flesh appeared the most active in reducing cell cholesterol uptake among the cultivars tested. The influence of the apple polyphenolic extracts on the cell proliferation and oxidative stress was also evaluated. Particularly, RD, Annurca and PL peels decreased proliferation by a 62.5%, 48.0% and 37.5%, respectively, probably due to their prooxidant capacity. Conversely, flesh extracts appeared more protective of cells than peels: Annurca and RD, particularly, proved to be able of increasing proliferation by a 32.2% and 11.1%, respectively, probably due to their capacity of reducing cell physiological radical levels of a 33.3% and 19.9%, respectively.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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