Toxicol In Vitro 2006 Dec 20;20(8):1427-34. Epub 2006 Jul 20.
Institute of Indoor and Environmental Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany.
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Food Chem Toxicol 2008 Jul 1;46(7):2415-21. Epub 2008 Apr 1.
University Medical Center Freiburg, Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Hygiene, Breisacher Strasse 115b, 79106 Freiburg, Germany.
In recent years, rocket plant (Eruca sativa) has gained greater importance as a vegetable and spice, especially among Europeans. E. sativa is a member of the Brassicaceae, which is considered to be an important chemopreventive plant family. Read More
Phytochemistry 2003 May;63(2):199-207
Hochschule Wädenswil, University of Applied Sciences, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Box 335, Gruental, CH-8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland.
The genotoxic and antigenotoxic activities of catechin, hamamelitannin and two proanthocyanidin fractions prepared from the bark of Hamamelis virginiana L. were investigated in a human derived, metabolically competent hepatoma cell line (Hep G2) using single cell gel electrophoresis (SCGE) for the detection of DNA-damage. DNA-migration was calculated as Olive tail moment (OTM). Read More
J Plant Physiol 2006 Jul 25;163(8):787-99. Epub 2006 Jan 25.
Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, University of Mauritius, Réduit, Republic of Mauritius.
The phenolic constituents of Mauritian endemic plants from the Rubiaceae and Myrtaceae family were assessed and correlated with their potential antioxidant activities in vitro. The antioxidant activities of the plant extracts ranged from 0.27 to 1. Read More
Food Chem Toxicol 2004 Oct;42(10):1611-7
Institute of Indoor and Environmental Toxicology, University of Giessen, University Hospital, Aulweg 123, D-35385 Giessen, Germany.
As has been shown in numerous studies, naturally occurring compounds can have protective effects towards mutagens and carcinogens. In the present study, the genotoxic/antigenotoxic effect of Toxicodendron quercifolium (poison ivy) extract, which has been identified as antigenotoxic in human HepG2 cells in former studies, was examined in the in vivo micronucleus assay using polychromatic erythrocytes (PCE) of bone marrow of CD1-mice. For this, D0 (1:10), D0 (1:25), D0 (1:50), D1 (1:50), D2 (1:50), and D4 (1:50) dilutions of ethanolic plant extract prepared on the basis of the "Hömoopathisches Arzneimittelbuch (HAB 2000)" were administered orally to CD1 mice over a period of two days. Read More