Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Turkish delight from Sorbus torminalis

Gozde Hasbal, Tugba Yılmaz Ozden and Ayse Can of the Department of Biochemistry, Istanbul University have published (2014) a research article entitled Antioxidant and antiacetylcholinesterase activities of Sorbus torminalis (L.) Crantz (Wild service tree) fruits.


The article concluded that fruits of S. torminalis have antioxidant and anti-AChE properties and that the plant might be a natural source of antioxidants and AChE inhibitors. (AChE is an abbreviation of acetylcholinesterase.  It is an important enzyme in the nervous system of animals.  AChE  inhibitors are widely used for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.  Ed.).