The chemical name of Ferulic Acid is 4 hydroxy 3 methoxy cinnamic acid, which is one of the derivatives of cinnamic acid.
Features of ferulic acid
Ferulic acid can scavenge free radicals, promote the production of free radical scavenging enzymes, increase the activity of glutathione transsulfase and quinone reductase, and inhibit the activity of tyrosinase to regulate human physiological functions.
Preparation method of ferulic acid
Directly extracted from plants There are three ways to obtain ferulic acid from plants: One is obtained from the combination of ferulic acid and some small molecules, the other is obtained from plant cell walls, and the third is obtained from tissue culture.
Ferulic acid in plants usually forms diferulic acid by cross-linking with polysaccharides and lignin through ester bonds or self-esterification or etherification. Generally, the ester bonds are broken by alkaline and enzymatic methods to release ferulic acid, and then a suitable solvent is used. Perform extraction.
What is the use of Ferulic Acid?
Ferulic acid has low toxicity and is easily metabolized by the human body. It can be used as a food preservative and has a wide range of uses in food and medicine.
Anti-radiation effect of ferulic acid
Organ failure caused by radiation is largely caused by chronic peroxide damage. The damage caused by radiation to the body is divided into direct damage and indirect damage.
Direct damage means that the radiation directly causes the breakage of some sensitive molecules in the cell; indirect damage is caused by the radiolysis of water, which leads to the increase of active oxygen in the cell and then causes the subcellular structure. Therefore, antioxidants are widely used in the treatment of radiation damage.
As a phenolic plant ingredient, ferulic acid has strong antioxidant activity and has a great promotion effect on human health.
Ferulic acid can significantly increase the content of glutathione and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphoric acid in irradiated cells, and has a protective effect on irradiated endothelial cells.
Heme oxygenase is an enzyme with antioxidant effect. It can convert heme into biliverdin, and finally into the antioxidant bilirubin. Ferulic acid can well regulate the expression of this enzyme, To play a protective role in radiation protection.
Antioxidant function of ferulic acid
Ferulic acid can extinguish free radicals and restore the normal functions of living bodies. Ferulic acid can inhibit the enzymes that produce free radicals in living bodies. On this basis, it can also increase the free radical scavenging enzymes.
At the same time, ferulic acid can greatly enhance the activity of aldehyde reductase and glutathione sulfatransferase and control the ratio of active tyrosinase.
Antibacterial and antiviral functions of ferulic acid
There are many reports that ferulic acid has a significant inhibitory effect on cold virus (IV), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and HIV (HIV). Ferulic acid has an inhibitory effect on HIV. The possibility of future chemotherapeutics.
It is guessed that the inhibitory mechanism of ferulic acid on the virus is related to its ability to reduce the activity of xanthine oxidase. It is because this type of enzyme can generally cause some inflammation. The antibacterial function of ferulic acid is guessed mainly because of its effect on bacteria. The N-acetyltransferase has a strong inhibitory effect.
What are the side effects of Ferulic Acid?
1. Gastrointestinal reactions. Individuals may experience gastrointestinal irritation, such as heartburn, acid reflux, anorexia, nausea, and abdominal distension.
Second, there may be an allergic reaction that causes local skin redness, itching, and skin rash similar to urticaria.
Third, drug eruption may occur, which may cause poor liver and kidney function, and may cause a transient increase in transaminase, leading to an increase in the level of creatinine and urea nitrogen.
If you have poor liver and kidney function, it may aggravate the original condition. If you have high blood pressure and heart disease, you must pay special attention to taking ferulic acid, which may aggravate the original condition.
Note: The above content is for reference only, please use this substance under the guidance of experts!
What specimen can be detected by BALLYA Ferulic Acid Test?
Specimen include: all kinds of grain. Widely used in grain and Chinese herbal medicine. You can choose the right products according to your needs.
Significance of testing Ferulic Acid
To protect the health tobacco, avoid contaminated tobacco. The excess Ferulic Acid is harmful for animal being, can’t take too much in the body.
1. Take some tobacco specimen 2. Add the supernatant to cassette 3. Wait for 15 minutes to result 4. The details of operation, refer to the kit instruction
Limitations of BALLYA Ferulic Acid Test?
BALLYA Ferulic Acid Test is a qualitative test kit. It’s only for screening purpose. If have positive cases or suspected case, maybe use other detection method to make a further detection, such as, ELISA, PCR, qPCR, etc.
BALLYA Ferulic Acid Test is suitable for the detection of Ferulic Acid residues in all kinds of tobaccos. Simple operation, high accuracy and short detection time are the characteristics of this product.
It can be widely used in food and drug administration, health departments, higher education institutions, scientific research institutes, agricultural departments, animal husbandry and veterinarians, breeding farms, slaughterhouses, food and meat products deep processing enterprises, inspection and quarantine departments and other units.