betacyanin


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betacyanin

(ˌbiːtəˈsaɪənɪn)
n
(Botany) any one of a group of red nitrogenous pigments found in certain plants, such as beetroot
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Betacyanin, the pigment that gives beetroot its colour, is an antioxidant which speeds up detoxification in your liver.
Colorant properties and stability of amaranthus betacyanin pigments.
The nutraceutical benefits of fruit are believed to their antiulcerogenic activity and antioxidant properties related to ascorbic acid, phenolics, and a mixture of betaxanthin and betacyanin pigments (Tesoriere et al.
Apart from the various anti-carcinogens that beetroot is thought to contain, it has beta-carotene and betacyanin, powerful antioxidants which are said to help improve liver detoxification.
Betacyanin, the pigment that gives beets their color, is a powerful antioxidant.
Beetroot contains beta-carotene and betacyanin, powerful antioxidants which are said to help improve liver detoxification.
The activities of superoxide dismutases (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and glutathione reductase (GR) in D-gal-treated mice were enhanced, while the content of the lipid peroxidation product malondialdehyde (MDA) was decreased by betacyanin administration.
However, studies of the anti-aging effects of betacyanin in animal models or humans are scarce.
In the present study the antiproliferative effects of betanin, a principle betacyanin pigment, isolated from the fruits of Opuntia ficus-indica, was evaluated on human chronic myeloid leukemia cell line (K562).
In the present study we report antiproliferative effects of betanin, a principle betacyanin pigment isolated from the fruits of Opuntia ficus-indica, on human chronic myeloid leukemia cell line-K562 and elucidate the molecular mechanisms involved.