KNAW

Research

Phytoestrogens:health-protecting plant secondary metabolites. Isolation of...

Pagina-navigatie:


Update content


Title Phytoestrogens:health-protecting plant secondary metabolites. Isolation of flavonoid prenyltransferase genes from plants.
Period 01 / 2003 - 12 / 2007
Status Completed
Dissertation Yes
Research number OND1300662
Data Supplier METIS Wageningen Universiteit en Researchcentrum

Abstract

Scope & objectives
Food is an important factor in the prevention of chronic diseases such as coronary heart diseases and cancer. Several epidemiological studies have shown that a high intake of soy products, cereals and fibres is inversely correlated with the occurrence of these chronic diseases. There are strong indications that the health-protecting properties of these products may be caused by the presence of phytoestrogens: plant metabolites that influence estrogen-dependent signal transduction in men and animals. This project aims to isolate and characterise key genes involved in the biosynthesis of a new class of plant defense-related and human health-protecting compounds. Eventual goal is to enrich tomatoes for these compounds.

Related organisations

Related people

Supervisor Prof.dr. R.J. Bino
Supervisor Prof.dr. L.H.W. van der Plas
Researcher Dr. A.G. Bovy
Project leader Q. YongYan
Doctoral/PhD student Q. YongYan

Related research (upper level)

Classification

A21000 Agriculture and horticulture
A71000 Nutrition
C20000 Development studies
D22500 Botany

Go to page top
Go back to contents
Go back to site navigation