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Interactions Between Flavonoids that Benefit Human Health



Interactions between anthocyanin pigments and other flavonoids or other phytochemicals accumulating within a plant contribute significantly to the ability of natural plant extracts (ingested as food or pharmaceutical product) to protect human health or mitigate disease damage. Interactions are the rule, rather than the exception, for biologically-active plant-derived components. Given the complex, multi-faceted roles interacting phytochemicals play in the human body, the use of plant cell culture production and research models can contribute novel insights as to competing mechanisms of action, bioavailability, and distribution in situ.


Plant Cell Culture Grape Seed Extract Anthocyanin Pigment Human Prostate Cancer Cell Line Natural Mixture 



This work was supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine-sponsored Purdue-UAB Botanicals Center for Dietary Supplement Research (P50 AT-00477) and the USDA/IFAFS grant #00-52101-9695.


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  1. 1.Department of Natural Resources & Environmental SciencesUniversity of IllinoisIllinois

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