The project will utilise an HPLC technique to quantify glucosinolates, and a GCFID technique to identify and quantify hydrolysis products (isothiocyanates, nitriles etc) formed from these glucosinolates. An in vitro cell assay using mouse hepatoma cells will be used to quantify the ability of plant extracts to induce detoxification enzymes, using quinone reductase as an indicator enzyme. Antiproliferation activity of plant extracts will be tested using human K562 leukaemia cells.
New and Emerging Plant Industries
OLD ABN-The State Of Queensland Acting Through The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
Identify daikon and radish varieties with highest anticancer activity following on from DAQ307A which identified daikon and radish sprouts as having extremely high anticancer potential. Provide labelling advice in relation to the strongest possible claims that can be made.
Project Start Date
Saturday, July 1, 2006
Project Completion Date
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Journal Articles From Project
Promoting and maintaining good health
Adoption of R&D
NEPI-Feasibility studies and industry literature reviews