Evaluation of the phytoestrogenic activity of honeybush (Cyclopia)

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dc.contributor.advisor Louw, Ann
dc.contributor.advisor Joubert, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Verhoog, Nicolette Jeanette Dorothy
dc.contributor.other University of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Science. Dept. of Biochemistry.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-08T06:58:34Z en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-01T08:43:10Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-08T06:58:34Z en_ZA
dc.date.available 2010-06-01T08:43:10Z
dc.date.issued 2006-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/2198
dc.description Thesis (MSc (Biochemistry))--University of Stellenbosch, 2006.
dc.description.abstract The phytoestrogenic activity of Cyclopia, used to prepare honeybush tea, was evaluated and compared with that of the endogenous estrogen, 17-β-estradiol (E2) and the known phytoestrogen, genistein. Phytoestrogens are plant polyphenols much in demand in the nutraceutical market as they mediate an estrogenic effect through binding to estrogen receptor (ER) subtypes, ERα and ERβ. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch
dc.subject Dissertations -- Biochemistry en
dc.subject Theses -- Biochemistry en
dc.subject Cyclopia en
dc.subject Phytoestrogens en
dc.subject Polyphenols en
dc.subject Functional foods -- Analysis en
dc.title Evaluation of the phytoestrogenic activity of honeybush (Cyclopia) en
dc.type Thesis
dc.rights.holder University of Stellenbosch
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