Affiliation: University of Oslo
Ho G, Kase E, Wangensteen H, Barsett H. Effect of Phenolic Compounds from Elderflowers on Glucose- and Fatty Acid Uptake in Human Myotubes and HepG2-Cells. Molecules. 2017;22: pubmed publisher
..Elderflower might therefore be valuable as a functional food against diabetes. ..
Ho G, Wangensteen H, Barsett H. Elderberry and Elderflower Extracts, Phenolic Compounds, and Metabolites and Their Effect on Complement, RAW 264.7 Macrophages and Dendritic Cells. Int J Mol Sci. 2017;18: pubmed publisher
..Only 4-methylcatechol was cytotoxic at the highest tested concentration (100 µM). Elderberry and elderflower constituents may possess inflammatory modulating activity, which increases their nutritional value. ..
Ho G, Nguyen T, Kase E, Tadesse M, Barsett H, Wangensteen H. Enhanced Glucose Uptake in Human Liver Cells and Inhibition of Carbohydrate Hydrolyzing Enzymes by Nordic Berry Extracts. Molecules. 2017;22: pubmed publisher
..These results increase the value of these berries as a component of a healthy Nordic diet and have a potential benefit against diabetes. ..