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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Stark, Timo; Lang, Roman; Keller, Daniela; Hensel, Andreas; Hofmann, Thomas 
Title:
Absorption of N-phenylpropenoyl-L-amino acids in healthy humans by oral administration of cocoa (Theobroma cacao) 
Abstract:
Besides flavan-3-ols, a family of N-phenylpropenoyl-L-amino acids (NPAs) has been recently identified as polyphenol/amino acid conjugates in the seeds of Theobroma cacao as well as in a variety of herbal drugs. Stimulated by reports on their biological activity, the purpose of this study was to investigate if these amides are absorbed by healthy volunteers after administration of a cocoa drink. For the first time, 12 NPAs were quantified in human urine by means of a stable isotope dilution analy...    »
 
Journal title:
Molecular nutrition & Food research 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
52 
Journal issue:
10 
Pages contribution:
1201--1214 
Fulltext / DOI:
Print-ISSN:
1613-4125