Anticancer effects of bioactive berry compounds

Florence Folmer, Umesh Basavaraju, Marcel Jaspars, Georgina Hold, Emad El-Omar, Mario Dicato, Marc Diederich*

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In the present review, we describe chemical and chemopreventive properties as well as health benefits of both extracts and bioactive compounds from various types of berries including small soft-fleshed edible berries and from berry-like fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, mulberries, currants, gooseberries, elderberries, a double dagger ai berries, and pomegranates. In particular, we describe how berry-derided phytochemicals, including anthocyanidins, proanthocyanidins, flavonols, flavanols, stilbenoids, terpenoids, ellagitannins, and ellagic acid target oxidative and UV radiation stress-induced DNA damage, Helicobacter pilori infection, pro-inflammatory as well as the major cancer hallmarks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-322
Number of pages28
JournalPhytochemistry reviews
Issue number1
Early online date5 Sep 2013
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014


  • anthocyanin
  • anti-cancer
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-oxidant
  • berry
  • flavonoid
  • NF-Kappa-B
  • colon-cancer cells
  • tumor-necrosis-factor
  • punica-granatum-L.
  • antioxidant capacity
  • prostate-cancer
  • in-vitro
  • black-raspberry
  • TNF-Alpha
  • anthocyanin-rich


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