Experts and Doctors on passiflora in Brazil


Locale: Brazil
Topic: passiflora

Top Publications

  1. Doyama J, Rodrigues H, Novelli E, Cereda E, Vilegas W. Chemical investigation and effects of the tea of Passiflora alata on biochemical parameters in rats. J Ethnopharmacol. 2005;96:371-4 pubmed
    ..Three of them are new in this species. Passiflora alata extract was administrated orally in rats at dose of 1000 mg/kg and it was observed an increase in high-density lipoprotein level (HDL-cholesterol). ..
  2. Pavan F, Mazzocato A, Gushikem Y. Removal of methylene blue dye from aqueous solutions by adsorption using yellow passion fruit peel as adsorbent. Bioresour Technol. 2008;99:3162-5 pubmed
    ..The contact time required to obtain the maximum adsorption was 56 h at 25 degrees C. Yellow passion fruit peel may be used as an alternative adsorbent to remove MB from aqueous solutions. ..
  3. Cerqueira Silva C, Cardoso Silva C, Conceição L, Nonato J, Oliveira A, Corrêa R. Comparison of coefficients and distance measurements in passion fruit plants based on molecular markers and physicochemical descriptors. Genet Mol Res. 2009;8:870-9 pubmed publisher
  4. Agizzio A, Carvalho A, Ribeiro S, Machado O, Alves E, Okorokov L, et al. A 2S albumin-homologous protein from passion fruit seeds inhibits the fungal growth and acidification of the medium by Fusarium oxysporum. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2003;416:188-95 pubmed
    ..These proteins were also subjected to automated N-terminal amino acid sequencing. Sequence comparisons for the heavy subunit of Pf2-RP showed the presence of a protein with a high degree of homology to storage 2S albumins. ..
  5. Mehta A, Rosato Y. Differentially expressed proteins in the interaction of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri with leaf extract of the host plant. Proteomics. 2001;1:1111-8 pubmed
    ..Finally, the heat shock protein G was found exclusively in the complex medium and repressed in all other media. ..
  6. Pereira C, Yariwake J, Lancas F, Wauters J, Tits M, Angenot L. A HPTLC densitometric determination of flavonoids from Passiflora alata, P. edulis, P. incarnata and P. caerulea and comparison with HPLC method. Phytochem Anal. 2004;15:241-8 pubmed
    ..The HPLC conditions used are also suitable for the quantitative analysis of aqueous extracts (Passiflora infusions)...
  7. Tahara S, Mehta A, Rosato Y. Proteins induced by Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. passiflorae with leaf extract of the host plant (Passiflorae edulis). Proteomics. 2003;3:95-102 pubmed
    ..An inorganic pyrophosphatase and a hypothetical protein that showed similarity to the yciF gene of Salmonella thyphimurium were up-regulated in MMP. ..
  8. Nascimento A, Santana E, Braz A, Alfenas P, Pio Ribeiro G, Andrade G, et al. Cowpea aphid-borne mosaic virus (CABMV) is widespread in passionfruit in Brazil and causes passionfruit woodiness disease. Arch Virol. 2006;151:1797-809 pubmed
    ..Together, these results provide unequivocal evidence that, in Brazil, passionfruit woodiness disease is primarily caused by CABMV. The presence of PWV in Brazil has yet to be confirmed. ..
  9. Pelegrini P, Noronha E, Muniz M, Vasconcelos I, Chiarello M, Oliveira J, et al. An antifungal peptide from passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) seeds with similarities to 2S albumin proteins. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2006;1764:1141-6 pubmed
    ..The discovery of Pe-AFP1 could contribute, in a near future, to the development of biotechnological products as antifungal drugs and transgenic plants with enhanced resistance to pathogenic fungi...

More Information


  1. Fischer E, Leal I. Effect of nectar secretion rate on pollination success of Passiflora coccinea (Passifloraceae) in the Central Amazon. Braz J Biol. 2006;66:747-54 pubmed
    ..This seems to be the first non-manipulative study describing such an effect of NSR on the pollination of single flowers in nature...
  2. Montanher A, Zucolotto S, Schenkel E, Fröde T. Evidence of anti-inflammatory effects of Passiflora edulis in an inflammation model. J Ethnopharmacol. 2007;109:281-8 pubmed
  3. McKnight I, Eiroa M, Sant Ana A, Massaguer P. Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris in pasteurized exotic Brazilian fruit juices: isolation, genotypic characterization and heat resistance. Food Microbiol. 2010;27:1016-22 pubmed publisher
    ..acidoterrestris spoilage in these juices. ..
  4. Yotoko K, Dornelas M, Togni P, Fonseca T, Salzano F, Bonatto S, et al. Does variation in genome sizes reflect adaptive or neutral processes? New clues from Passiflora. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e18212 pubmed publisher
  5. Zucolotto S, Fagundes C, Reginatto F, Ramos F, Castellanos L, Duque C, et al. Analysis of C-glycosyl flavonoids from South American Passiflora species by HPLC-DAD and HPLC-MS. Phytochem Anal. 2012;23:232-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Leaves and fruits of Passiflora species are widely used around the world in popular medicine, mainly as sedatives and tranquilisers. C-glycosyl flavonoids are the main components of these species...
  6. Cerqueira Silva C, Santos E, Souza A, Mori G, Oliveira E, Correa R, et al. Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for the wild South American Passiflora cincinnata (Passifloraceae). Am J Bot. 2012;99:e170-2 pubmed publisher
    ..We developed the first set of microsatellite markers for the passion fruit, Passiflora cincinnata, to provide tools for further study of its genetic diversity and to support current conservation and genetic studies...