Eye diseases have a negative impact on the eyesight quality of the world population. The age-related macular degeneration (AMD) draws special attention since it is a chronic disorder characterized by oxidative and inflammatory damage to the retinal epithelial pigment, which triggers progressive vision loss. In the Brazilian Amazon, Astrocaryum aculeatum is an Amazonian fruit (Tucuma) used by riverside communities in traditional medicine to treat a number of ailments. These communities have recently shown to have increased longevity and reduced prevalence of age-related morbidity. Thus, the aim of this research was to chemically characterize and analyze the in vitro antioxidant effect and molecular damage prevention of the Tucuma ethanolic extract in retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells in a model for AMD. The extract was chemically characterized by ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with diode-array detection and mass spectrophotometry (HPLC-DAD-MS). In vitro protocols were performed, and the cytopreventive effect...
Tucuma (Astrocaryum aculeatum) prevents oxidative and DNA damage to retinal pigment epithelium cells.
M. D. Bagatini, Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences, Campus Chapeco, Federal University of Fronteira Sul, Chapeco 89815-899, Brazil. E-mail email@example.com
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Bonadiman, B. da S. R., Chaves, C., Assmann, C. E., Weis, G. C. C., Alves, A. de O., Gindri, A. L., Chaves, C., Cruz, I. B. M. da, Zamoner, A., Bagatini, M. D.; Tucuma (Astrocaryum aculeatum) prevents oxidative and DNA damage to retinal pigment epithelium cells.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2022; doi:
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