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anthocyanidin (anˈ·thō·sī·anˑ··din),

n plant pigment thought to have antioxidant, antiplatelet, and wound-healing properties.
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After Pro-Ca treatment, a dramatic reduction was shown in individual and total anthocyanidin contents.
found Mv-3-glc possessed better bioavailability than other anthocyanidins due to the greater efficacy of binding to organic anion membrane carrier, bilitranslocase [15].
So, perplexing correlations, such as sweet taste with total anthocyanidins or citric acid, can be explained by the maturity of the variety, instead of just the variety itself.
myrtillus anthocyanidins (VMA), suggesting one mechanism by which bilberry maintains normal capillary structure.
Finally, the fruit of the bilberry shrub (Vaccinium mytrillus), especially rich in eye-protective flavonoids and anthocyanidin compounds, has a demonstrated ability to reduce near-sightedness, improve night vision and prevent diabetic retinopathy.
By this treatment normally all flavonoids-O- glycosides are converted to flavonoids aglycons, anthocyanins to anthocyanidin where as the C-glycosides remain unaffected.
Involvement of Abscisic Acid in Controlling the Proanthocyanidin Biosynthesis Pathway in Grape Skin: New Elements Regarding the Regulation of Tannin Composition and Leucoanthocyanidin Re- ductase (LAR) and Anthocyanidin Reductase (ANR) Activities and Expression.
Our previous studies also confirmed that sugar is a signal molecule that induces gene expression of key enzymes including chalcone isomerase (CHI), flavonols synthetase (FLS) and anthocyanidin synthase (ANS) involved in flavonoid biosynthesis in ginkgo.
In this study, greater intake of the anthocyanidin class of flavonoids and total flavonoids was also associated with a reduced rate of cognitive decline.