Plant inhoudsstoffen

Natural compounds for medicine and health

Fytagoras offers a platform for identification of bioactive compounds (individual compounds or multiple compounds with synergistic effects) in a plant extract based on metabolic profiles that are correlated with the biological activity. The focus of Fytagoras is currently on the screening of plants that can be used as medicine in metabolic diseases like obesity and diabetes type 2, tumour suppression and cardiovascular diseases. We do the screening of plant toxic effects by using in vitro cell lines and ethic liable in vivo animal models like the nematode C. elegans, zebrafish embryo’s and water flee (Daphnia). For the Identification of plant bioactive compounds we have a strong collaboration with Leiden University:

LUECCM
NPL

Knowledge on bioactive compounds can be  supportive for cultivation- and/or breeding strategies in order to guarantee optimal quality and for medicinal claims