Bioactive Compounds of Tucuma (Astrocaryum aculeatum G. Mey.)

  • Ivana Beatrice Mânica da CruzEmail author
  • Fernanda Barbisan
  • Euler Esteves Ribeiro
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Part of the Reference Series in Phytochemistry book series (RSP)


Amazon region has a greatest biodiversity and social diversity from indigenous and riverine populations. The natives of the Amazon, especially indigenous populations, depend on several palms for obtaining raw material for food, housing, clothing, hunting, and fishing including tucuma fruit (Astrocaryum aculeatum). Tucuma is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, carotenoids, and polyphenols. Despite limited scientific reports, tucuma could present important antioxidant, genoprotective, antitumoral, antimicrobial activities.


Amazonian diet Carotenoids Chronic nontransmissible diseases Nutrigenomics Tucuma 



Acute promyelocytic leukaemia


Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention


All-trans-retinoic acid


Chronic nontransmissible diseases


Colon rectal cancer


High density lipoprotein


Low density lipoprotein


Peripheral blood mononuclear cells


Retinoic acid receptors


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivana Beatrice Mânica da Cruz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fernanda Barbisan
    • 1
  • Euler Esteves Ribeiro
    • 2
  1. 1.Programa de Pós-Graduação em GerontologiaUniversidade Federal de Santa MariaSanta MariaBrazil
  2. 2.Universidade Aberta da Terceira IdadeUniversidade do Estado do AmazonasManausBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Hosakatte Niranjana Murthy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyKarnatak UniversityDharwadIndia

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