Nutritional properties of mango fruits: linking plant genomics to cellular bioactivities (2008–2011)

Abstract:
In order to identify potential nutritional components in mango fruits, a novel bioactivity screen based on induced calcium flux signatures in a wide range of animal cell types will be utilised. Using diverse germplasm and multiple extraction and fractionation protocols, biological activities identified in the screen will be further tested using specific cell models, and active components identified by mass spectometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. This information will be used to improve knowledge and awareness of the nutritional properties of mango fruits, and to develop rational tools for selection of mango germplasm with enhanced potential health benefits.'',
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
  • Centre Director
    Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
  • Professor
    School of Pharmacy
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
    Professor
    Mater Research Institute-UQ
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Associate Dean (Academic)
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Associate Dean (Academic)
    Faculty of Medicine
    Professor
    School of Pharmacy
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
  • Principal Research Fellow
    Centre for Horticultural Science
    Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
Australian Research Council