Carotenoid composition and in vitro pharmacological activity of rose hips

Györgyi Horváth, Péter Molnár, Erika Radó-Turcsi, József Deli, Masami Kawase, Kazue Satoh, Toru Tanaka, Satoru Tani, Hiroshi Sakagami, Nóra Gyémánt, József Molnár

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The aim of the present study was to compare carotenoid extracts of Rose hips (Rosa canina L.) with regard to their phytochemical profiles and their in vitro anti-Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), cytotoxic, multidrug resistance (MDR) reversal and radical scavenging activity. Carotenoid composition was investigated in the different fractionation of rose hips, using extraction methods. Six main carotenoids - epimers of neochrome, lutein, zeaxanthin, rubixanthin, lycopene, β,β-carotene - were identified from Rose hips by their chromatographic behavior and UV-visible spectra, which is in accordance with other studies on carotenoids in this plant material. The active principles in the carotenoid extract might differ, depending upon the extraction procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalActa Biochimica Polonica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Anti-H. pylori
  • Carotenoids
  • Cytotoxic activity
  • MDR
  • Radical intensity
  • Rosa canina L.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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