publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Beer constituents as potential cancer chemopreventive agents.

Clarissa Gerhäuser;
  • Published: 01 Sep 2005
Abstract Beer is a complex alcoholic beverage made from barley (malt), hop, water and yeast. Phenolic constituents of beer are derived from malt (70–80%) and hop (20–30%). Structural classes include simple phenols, benzoic- and cinnamic acid derivatives, coumarins, catechins, di-, tri- and oligomeric proanthocyanidins, (prenylated) chalcones and flavonoids as well as alpha- and iso -alpha-acids derived from hop. Compounds belonging to different structural classes have distinct profiles of biological activity in in vitro test systems, and in combination might lead to enhanced effects. Scientific evidence has accumulated over the past 10 years pointing to the canc...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: Cancer Research, Oncology, 8-Prenylnaringenin, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Biochemistry, Cinnamic acid, Isoxanthohumol, Humulone, Hop (networking), Xanthohumol, Phenols, Humulus, biology.organism_classification, biology
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