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Quantification and Profiling of Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in Honey, Herbal Medicines and the Tissues of Lappula squarrosa

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Quantification and Profiling of Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids in Honey, Herbal Medicines and the Tissues of Lappula squarrosa

Emmanuel Letsyo (Author)

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ISBN-13 (eBook) 9783736986428
Language English
Page Number 104
Edition 1.
Publication Place Göttingen
Place of Dissertation Braunschweig
Publication Date 2017-11-02
General Categorization Dissertation
Departments Food chemistry
Keywords Pyrrolizidine alkaloids, herbal medicine, honey, Lappula squarrosa, HPLC-ESI-MS/MS, food safety, Ghana, Germany
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Plant and animal-derived products have been part of human diet since time immemorial. However, recent reports of the presence of toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) in some of these products have raised concerns of their potential hepatotoxic, pneumotoxic, genotoxic, mutagenic and carcinogenic effects in both humans and livestock. This study therefore aims at quantifying and profiling PAs in honey, herbal products and the tissues of Lappula squarrosa, using LC-ESI-MS/MS, in order to ascertain their potential health risk.