Glucosinolate composition and anti-cancer potential of daikon and radish sprouts

O'Hare, Tim J., Wong, Lung S., Force, Lesleigh E., Williams, David J., Gurung, Chandra B. and Irving, Donald E. (2008). Glucosinolate composition and anti-cancer potential of daikon and radish sprouts. In: 27th International Horticultural Congress on Plants as Food and Medicine, Seoul, South Korea, (237-243). 13-19 August 2006.

Author O'Hare, Tim J.
Wong, Lung S.
Force, Lesleigh E.
Williams, David J.
Gurung, Chandra B.
Irving, Donald E.
Title of paper Glucosinolate composition and anti-cancer potential of daikon and radish sprouts
Conference name 27th International Horticultural Congress on Plants as Food and Medicine
Conference location Seoul, South Korea
Conference dates 13-19 August 2006
Journal name Acta Horticulturae   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Leuven, Belgium
Publisher International Society for Horticultural Science
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 978-90-6605-710-4
ISSN 0567-7572
1335-2563
Volume 765
Issue 765
Start page 237
End page 243
Total pages 7
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Daikon and radish sprouts contain high levels of glucoraphenin, a glucosinolate which hydrolyses to form sulphoraphene. Sulphoraphene, like sulphoraphane from broccoli, is a potent inducer of phase 2 detoxification enzymes and consequently has potential anti-cancer action. Unlike broccoli however, daikon and radish do not possess epithiospecifier protein, a protein that inhibits conversion of glucosinolates to isothiocyanates, and consequently they may represent more suitable sources of phyto-chemicals with anti-cancer potential. Concentrations of glucoraphenin were highest in the seed, declining exponentially with sprout development. The rate of decline was observed to vary considerably between varieties of daikon and radish, with some varieties maintaining significantly high levels of glucoraphenin. Varieties maintaining a high level of glucoraphenin included 'Cherry Belle' and 'French Breakfast'.
Keyword Glucodehydroerucin
Glucoraphasatin
Glucoraphenin
Isothiocyanates
Sulphoraphene
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences Publications
 
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