The influence of selenium addition during germination of Brassica seeds on health-promoting potential of sprouts
The correlation among selenium uptake, the content of bioactive compounds in sprouts, and biological activities triggered in cultured human cells by sprout extracts was investigated. Seeds of Brassica crops and rye were treated with SeO2 water solution. The selenium levels in sprouts increased from 1.0-4.1 to 53.3-382 μg/g dw with no influence on plant physiology according to the indices used. Neither the composition of glucosinolates...
Simultaneous Determination of Indolic Compounds in Plant Extracts by Solid-Phase Extraction and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography with UV and Fluorescence Detection
A high-performance liquid chromatographic method with UV and fluorescence detection (HPLC-DAD-FLD) was developed for simultaneous determination of indolic compounds in plant material. Indole-3-carbinol (I3C), indole-3-acetic acid (I3AA), indole-3-acetonitrile (I3ACN), and 3,3′-diindolylmethane (DIM) were used as representative compounds that cover a wide spectrum of indole structures occurring in nature. For concentration and purification...
Simultaneous determination of individual isothiocyanates in plant samples by HPLC-DAD-MS following SPE and derivatization with N-acetyl-l-cysteine
The procedure for the isothiocyanates (ITCs) determination that involves derivatization with N-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC) and separation by HPLC was developed. Prior to derivatization, plant ITCs were isolated and purified using solid-phase extraction (SPE). The optimum conditions of derivatization are: 500 μL of isopropanolic eluate obtained by SPE combined with 500 μL of derivatizing reagent (0.2 M NAC and 0.2 M NaHCO3 in water)...
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