SHAPE Research Seminar Series

The application of tart cherries: From molecules to men

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Seminars

As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE  Research Centre Seminar Series, Dr Karen Keene, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Northumbria University presents: The application of tart cherries: From molecules to men.

  • From: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 2 pm
  • Location: 171, Erasmus Darwin, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology SHAPE  Research Centre Seminar Series, Dr Karen Keene, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Northumbria University presents: The application of tart cherries: From molecules to men.

Abstract

One of most studied functional foods in recent years, in both the clinical and exercise domains, has been tart cherries (Prunus Cerasus L.). Tart cherries and their derivatives are high in numerous polyphenols that include the flavonoids isorhamnetin, kaempferol, quercetin, catechin, epicatechin, procyanidins, and anthocyanins.   It has been well documented that these secondary plant metabolites are associated with beneficial anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immune-modulatory, and vasodilatory properties. Consequently, there has been huge research effort over the past decade to delineate the biochemical and physiological effects that tart cherries and their by-products might offer, and how these effects could be used to improve health and exercise parameters. In this seminar, I will discuss the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of tart cherries in vitro and in vivo. Furthermore, I will discuss the lessons I have learnt to date and how these have informed my current (and future) research directions.

This seminar is hosted by Professor Craig Sale.

All welcome.

For any enquiries please contact Professor Craig Sale.

Location details

Room/Building:

171, Erasmus Darwin

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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