Australian New Crops Info 2016
Supported by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Listing of Interesting Plants of the World:

Opuntia dillenii

 

 

This species is usually known as:

Opuntia dillenii

 

This species has also been known as:

Opuntia dillenii var. tehuantepecana

 

Common names:

Erect Pricklypear, Erect Prickly Pear, Nopal Estricto

 

 

Trends (five databases) 1901-2013:
[Number of papers mentioning Opuntia dillenii: 133]

 

 

Popularity of Opuntia dillenii over time
[Left-hand Plot: Plot of numbers of papers mentioning Opuntia dillenii (histogram and left hand axis scale of left-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box); Right-hand Plot: Plot of a proportional micro index, derived from numbers of papers mentioning Opuntia dillenii as a proportion (scaled by multiplying by one million) of the approximate total number of papers available in databases for that year (frequency polygon and left-hand axis scale of right-hand plot) and line of best fit, 1901 to 2013 (equation and % variation accounted for in box)] 

[For larger charts showing the numbers of papers that have mentioned this species over years, select this link; there are links to come back from there]

 

Keywords

[Total number of keywords included in the papers that mentioned this species: 702]

 

Antioxidant activity (13), Response surface methodology (12), Opuntia dillenii (9), Flavonoids (8), Opuntia (8), Betacyanins (7), Prickly pear (7), Cactaceae (6), Food analysis (6), Opuntia ficus indica (6), chemical composition (5), Food composition (5), Medicinal plants (5), Opuntia stricta (5), polyphenols (5), Antioxidant (4), Optimization (4), Phenolic acids (4), Betalains (3), Cactus pear (3), <ARROW Canary Islands (3), Fatty acids (3), fruits (food) (3), Herbal extracts (3), Internet resource (3), Opuntia dillenii Haw. (3), phytochemicals (3), Polysaccharide (3), Pomegranate seed oil (3), seeds (3), supercritical CO2 extraction (3), Ultrasonic-assisted extraction (3), Achyranthes bidentata Bl. (2), Anthocyanins (2), Antihyaluronidase (2), Antihyperglycemic activity (2), Anti-leishmanial drugs (2), Antioxidant capacity, seeds by-product (2), Antispermatogenic (2), arabinogalactans (2), Arid zone plant resources (2), Artherosclerosis (2), Artificial neural network (2), Ascorbic acid (2), Axenic amastigotes (2), Betacyanin (2), Bioactive compounds (2), Biodiversity (2), Brazil (2), cacti and succulents (2), Cactus cladodes (2), Cactus pad (2), Calcium ion (2), Carotenoids (2), Chromium(III) (2), conservation (2), Diabetes (2), Dietary reference intake (2), Drying curves (2), Embryo (2), Endosperm (2), Endothelium (2), Ethanol poisoning (2), etiology and pathogenesis (2), Exotic fruits (2), ExperDOWN>imental drying (2), Extraction (2), Feruloyl tyramine glycoside (2), Flavonols (2), Food colorants (2), Food composition databases (2), Food model systems (2), Forced convection (2), Free radical-scavenging activity (2), fruit composition (2), Fruit juice polyphenol database (2), fruits (2), fruits (plant anatomy) (2), Grape peel (2), Heat treatment (2), Herpes zoster (2), High plateau (2), HIV/AIDS (2), HPLC (2), Human sperm (2), Hyperlipidaemia (2), Industrial applications (2), Kalahari melon seed oil (2), Leishmania donovani (2)…..

 

[If all keywords are not here (as indicated by .....), they can be accessed from this link; there are links to come back from there]

 

 

Most likely scope for crop use/product (%):
[Please note: When there are only a few papers mentioning a species, care should be taken with the interpretation of these crop use/product results; as well, a mention may relate to the use of a species, or the context in which it grows, rather than a product]

 

fruit (42.49), food dye (27.63), timber (4.20), vegetable (3.48), oilseed/fat (1.93), rubber (1.91), ornamental (1.79), beverage (1.68), resin (1.35), nutraceutical (1.24)…..

 

[To see the full list of crop use/product outcomes, from searching abstracts of the papers that have mentioned this species, select this link; details of the analysis process have also been included; there are links to come back from there]

 

 

Recent mentions of this species in the literature:
[since 2012, with links to abstracts; The references from 1901-2013 which have been used for the trend, keyword and crop use/product analyses below, are listed below these references]

 

Briffa M, Ghio S, et al. (2017) Extracts from two ubiquitous Mediterranean plants ameliorate cellular and animal models of neurodegenerative proteinopathies. Neuroscience Letters 638, 12-20. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304394016309211

Kalegowda P, Chauhan AS and Nanjaraj Urs SM (2017) Opuntia dillenii (Ker-Gawl) Haw cladode mucilage: Physico-chemical, rheological and functional behavior. Carbohydrate Polymers 157, 1057-1064. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861716312401

Koubaa M, Mhemdi H, Barba FJ, Angelotti A, Bouaziz F, Chaabouni SE and Vorobiev E (2017) Seed oil extraction from red prickly pear using hexane and supercritical CO2: assessment of phenolic compound composition, antioxidant and antibacterial activities. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 97, 613-620. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.7774

Rodríguez-Sánchez JA, Cruz y Victoria MT and Barragán-Huerta BE (2017) Betaxanthins and antioxidant capacity in Stenocereus pruinosus: Stability and use in food. Food Research International 91, 63-71. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996916305622

Xu Y, Chen D, Du Z, Li J, Wang Y, Yang Z and Peng F (2017) Structure and properties of silk fibroin grafted carboxylic cotton fabric via amide covalent modification. Carbohydrate Polymers 161, 99-108. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861716314564

Bouzoubaâ Z, Essoukrati Y, Tahrouch S, Hatimi A, Gharby S and Harhar H (2016) Phytochemical study of prickly pear from southern Morocco. Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences 15, 155-161. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1658077X14000563

Chen C, Huang D, Wang Q, Wu J and Wang K (2016) Invasions by alien plant species of the agro-pastoral ecotone in northern China: Species-specific and environmental determinants. Journal for Nature Conservation 34, 133-144. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1617138116301303

Cota-Sánchez JH (2016) Chapter 28 - Nutritional Composition of the Prickly Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) Fruit A2 - Simmonds, Monique S.J. In ‘Nutritional Composition of Fruit Cultivars’ (Ed.^(Eds Preedy VR) pp. 691-712. (Academic Press: San Diego). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780124081178000283

Dima C, Ifrim GA, Coman G, Alexe P and Dima Ş (2016) Supercritical CO2 Extraction and Characterization of Coriandrum SativumL. Essential Oil. Journal of Food Process Engineering 39, 204-211. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfpe.12218

Gbedomon RC, Assogbadjo AE, Salako VK, Fandohan AB and Glèlè Kakaï R (2016) Exploring the spatial configurations of home gardens in Benin. Scientia Horticulturae 213, 13-23. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304423816305222

Han Y-L, Gao J, Yin Y-Y, Jin Z-Y, Xu X-M and Chen H-Q (2016) Extraction optimization by response surface methodology of mucilage polysaccharide from the peel of Opuntia dillenii haw. fruits and their physicochemical properties. Carbohydrate Polymers 151, 381-391. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861716306166

Montes?Lora S, Hurtado N, Mosquera N, Heredia FJ and Cejudo?Bastante MJ (2016) Effect of technological practices on individual betalains and antioxidant activity of Columbian betalain?rich raw materials. International journal of food science & technology. 51, 1041-1047. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.13056

Montes-Lora S, Hurtado N, Mosquera N, Heredia FJ and Cejudo-Bastante MJ (2016) Effect of technological practices on individual betalains and antioxidant activity of Columbian betalain-rich raw materials. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 51, 1041-1047. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.13056

Moussa-Ayoub TE, Jaeger H, Youssef K, Knorr D, El-Samahy S, Kroh LW and Rohn S (2016) Technological characteristics and selected bioactive compounds of Opuntia dillenii cactus fruit juice following the impact of pulsed electric field pre-treatment. Food Chemistry 210, 249-261. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814616306434

Moussa-Ayoub TE, Jaeger H, Youssef K, Knorr D, El-Samahy S, Kroh LW and Rohn S (2016) Technological characteristics and selected bioactive compounds of Opuntia dillenii cactus fruit juice following the impact of pulsed electric field pre-treatment. Food chemistry. 01, 210. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.04.115

Siddiqui F, Naqvi S, Abidi L, Faizi S, Lubna, Avesi L, Mirza T and Farooq AD (2016) Opuntia dillenii cladode: Opuntiol and opuntioside attenuated cytokines and eicosanoids mediated inflammation. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 182, 221-234. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874116300642

Villaseñor JL (2016) Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87, 559-902. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1870345316300707

Wang P-C, Zhao S, Yang B-Y, Wang Q-H and Kuang H-X (2016) Anti-diabetic polysaccharides from natural sources: A review. Carbohydrate Polymers 148, 86-97. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861716301254

Wu J, Shi S, Wang H and Wang S (2016) Mechanisms underlying the effect of polysaccharides in the treatment of type 2 diabetes: A review. Carbohydrate Polymers 144, 474-494. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861716301059

Xiao X, Wang X, Gui X, Chen L and Huang B (2016) Natural Flavonoids as Promising Analgesic Candidates: A Systematic Review. Chemistry & Biodiversity 13, 1427-1440. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cbdv.201600060

Xu Z, Feng S, Shen S, Wang H, Yuan M, Liu J, Huang Y and Ding C (2016) The antioxidant activities effect of neutral and acidic polysaccharides from Epimedium acuminatum Franch. on Caenorhabditis elegans. Carbohydrate Polymers 144, 122-130. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861716301060

Yan X, Zhou Y, Tang J, Ji M, Lou H and Fan P (2016) Diketopiperazine indole alkaloids from hemp seed. Phytochemistry Letters 18, 77-82. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1874390016301768

Arévalo JR, Fernández?Lugo S, Mellado M and Concepción T (2015) Experimental management control of Opuntia dillenii?Haw. and Agave americana?L. in Teno Rural Park, Canary Islands. Plant species biology. 30, 137-146. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1442-1984.12049

Arévalo JR, Fernández-Lugo S, Mellado M and de la Concepción T (2015) Experimental management control of Opuntia dilleniiHaw. and Agave americanaL. in Teno Rural Park, Canary Islands. Plant Species Biology 30, 137-146. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1442-1984.12049

Blasco M, Angulo MJ, Lloret-Salamanca A, Lloret PG and Moreno E (2015) Difference in the invasive potential of Opuntia genus inhabiting the South of Iberian peninsula. Acta horticulturae., 67-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1067.8

Cejudo-Bastante MJ, Hurtado N and Heredia FJ (2015) Potential use of new Colombian sources of betalains. Colorimetric study of red prickly pear (Opuntia dillenii) extracts under different technological conditions. Food Research International 71, 91-99. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996915000721

Chen C, Lin T and Shieh Y (2015) Emulsification and antioxidation of biosurfactant extracts from Chinese medicinal herbs fermentation in vitro. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering 120, 387-395. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389172315000882

Gao J, Han Y-L, Jin Z-Y, Xu X-M, Zha X-Q, Chen H-Q and Yin Y-Y (2015) Protective effect of polysaccharides from Opuntia dillenii Haw. fruits on streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Carbohydrate Polymers 124, 25-34. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861715001022

García-García R, Escobedo-Avellaneda Z, Tejada-Ortigoza V, Martín-Belloso O, Valdez-Fragoso A and Welti-Chanes J (2015) Hurdle technology applied to prickly pear beverages for inhibiting Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Escherichia coli. Letters in Applied Microbiology 60, 558-564. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/lam.12406

Jiménez-Aguilar DM, López-Martínez JM, Hernández-Brenes C, Gutiérrez-Uribe JA and Welti-Chanes J (2015) Dietary fiber, phytochemical composition and antioxidant activity of Mexican commercial varieties of cactus pear. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 41, 66-73. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889157515000708

Kasote D, Ahmad A and Viljoen A (2015) Chapter 6 - Proangiogenic Potential of Medicinal Plants in Wound Healing A2 - Mukherjee, Pulok K. In ‘Evidence-Based Validation of Herbal Medicine’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 149-164. (Elsevier: Boston). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128008744000064

Khan MPZ, Ahmad M, Zafar M, Sultana S, Ali MI and Sun H (2015) Ethnomedicinal uses of Edible Wild Fruits (EWFs) in Swat Valley, Northern Pakistan. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 173, 191-203. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874115300465

Lloret-Salamanca A, Lloret PG and Blasco M (2015) Comparative morphological analysis of areole and Glochids of two Opuntia species. Acta horticulturae., 59-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1067.7

Méndez LP, Flores FT, Martín JD, Rodríguez Rodríguez EM and Díaz Romero C (2015) Physicochemical characterization of cactus pads from Opuntia dillenii and Opuntia ficus indica. Food Chemistry 188, 393-398. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030881461500730X

Méndez LP, Flores FT, Martín JD, Rodríguez Rodríguez EM and Díaz Romero C (2015) Physicochemical characterization of cactus pads from Opuntia dillenii and Opuntia ficus indica. Food chemistry. 01, 188. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2015.05.011

Ragupathi C, Judith Vijaya J, Thinesh Kumar R and John Kennedy L (2015) Selective liquid phase oxidation of benzyl alcohol catalyzed by copper aluminate nanostructures. Journal of Molecular Structure 1079, 182-188. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022286014009466

Shirani K, Hassani FV, Razavi-Azarkhiavi K, Heidari S, Zanjani BR and Karimi G (2015) Phytotrapy of cyclophosphamide-induced immunosuppression. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology 39, 1262-1275. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1382668915001052

Yan Z, Fan R, Yin S, Zhao X, Liu J, Li L, Zhang W and Ge L (2015) Protective effects of Ginkgo biloba leaf polysaccharide on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and its mechanisms. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 80, 573-580. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141813015003955

Alikhani M (2014) Enhancing safety and shelf life of fresh-cut mango by application of edible coatings and microencapsulation technique. Food Science & Nutrition 2, 210-217. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.98

Eddouks M, Bidi A, El Bouhali B, Hajji L and Zeggwagh NA (2014) Antidiabetic plants improving insulin sensitivity. Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 66, 1197-1214. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jphp.12243

Eifler DA and Eifler MA (2014) Social foraging in the lizard Ameiva corax. Behav. Ecol. 25, 1347-1352. http://beheco.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/25/6/1347

Ejaz S, Anwar K, Taj R and Ashraf M (2014) A novel link between angiogenesis and natural products: Anti-angiogenic effects of Opuntia dillenii. Central European journal of biology. 9, 298-308. http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/s11535-013-0266-x

Jiménez-Aspee F, Quispe C, Soriano MdPC, Fuentes Gonzalez J, Hüneke E, Theoduloz C and Schmeda-Hirschmann G (2014) Antioxidant activity and characterization of constituents in copao fruits (Eulychnia acida Phil., Cactaceae) by HPLC–DAD–MS/MSn. Food Research International 62, 286-298. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996914001719

Kim JH, Park Y, Yu KW, Imm J-Y and Suh HJ (2014) Enzyme-assisted extraction of cactus bioactive molecules under high hydrostatic pressure. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 94, 850-856. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.6317

Mandal G and Joshi SP (2014) Analysis of vegetation dynamics and phytodiversity from three dry deciduous forests of Doon Valley, Western Himalaya, India. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity 7, 292-304. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2287884X14000491

Morales P, Barros L, Ramírez-Moreno E, Santos-Buelga C and Ferreira ICFR (2014) Exploring xoconostle by-products as sources of bioactive compounds. Food Research International 65, Part C, 437-444. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996914003822

Morvin Yabesh JE, Prabhu S and Vijayakumar S (2014) An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by traditional healers in silent valley of Kerala, India. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 154, 774-789. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874114003559

Moussa-Ayoub TE, Abd El-Hady E-SA, Omran HT, El-Samahy SK, Kroh LW and Rohn S (2014) Influence of cultivar and origin on the flavonol profile of fruits and cladodes from cactus Opuntia ficus-indica. Food Research International 64, 864-872. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996914005596

Panda SK (2014) Ethno-medicinal uses and screening of plants for antibacterial activity from Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha, India. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 151, 158-175. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874113007101

Pandey S, Scharf BW and Mohanti M (2014) Palynological studies on mangrove ecosystem of the Chilka Lagoon, east coast of India during the last 4165 yrs BP. Quaternary International 325, 126-135. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618213006794

Pretti L, Bazzu G, Serra PA and Nieddu G (2014) A novel method for the determination of ascorbic acid and antioxidant capacity in Opuntia ficus indica using in vivo microdialysis. Food Chemistry 147, 131-137. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030881461301385X

Sánchez E, Dávila-Aviña J, Castillo SL, Heredia N, Vázquez-Alvarado R and García S (2014) Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities in Extracts of Fully Grown Cladodes of 8 Cultivars of Cactus Pear. Journal of Food Science 79, M659-M664. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.12416

Sharif KM, Rahman MM, Azmir J, Mohamed A, Jahurul MHA, Sahena F and Zaidul ISM (2014) Experimental design of supercritical fluid extraction – A review. Journal of Food Engineering 124, 105-116. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260877413005128

van Doorn WG and Kamdee C (2014) Flower opening and closure: an update. J. Exp. Bot. 65, 5749-5757. http://jxb.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/65/20/5749

Zhang T, Gao J, Jin Z-Y, Xu X-M and Chen H-Q (2014) Protective effects of polysaccharides from Lilium lancifolium on streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 65, 436-440. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141813014000737

Zhang WL, Zhu L and Jiang JG (2014) Active ingredients from natural botanicals in the treatment of obesity. Obesity Reviews 15, 957-967. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/obr.12228

Abbasi AM, Khan MA, Khan N and Shah MH (2013) Ethnobotanical survey of medicinally important wild edible fruits species used by tribal communities of Lesser Himalayas-Pakistan. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 148, 528-536. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874113003292

Arakaki M, Speranza P, Soltis PS and Soltis DE (2013) Genetic Variability of an Unusual Apomictic Triploid Cactus—Haageocereus tenuis Ritter—from the Coast of Central Peru. J. Hered. 104, 127-133. http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/1/127

Barrick BJ, Bruce AJ, Kalaaji AN and Bauer BA (2013) Clinical Improvement of Recalcitrant Cutaneous Sarcoidosis With Regular Nutritional Supplementation with Extract of the Prickly Pear Cactus. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing 9, 377-378. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550830713002085

Jiang H, Meng Y-H, Yang L, Wang Q-H, Yang B-Y, Liu C and Kuang H-X (2013) A new megastigmane glycoside from the aerial parts of Cirsium setosum. Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines 11, 534-537. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1875536413600977

Jin H, Zhang Y-J, Jiang J-X, Zhu L-Y, Chen P, Li J and Yao H-Y (2013) Studies on the extraction of pumpkin components and their biological effects on blood glucose of diabetic mice. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis 21, 184-189. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1021949813000100

Khathi A, Masola B and Musabayane CT (2013) Effects of Syzygium aromaticum-derived oleanolic acid on glucose transport and glycogen synthesis in the rat small intestine (丁香衍生物齐墩果酸对大鼠小肠中的葡萄糖转运以及糖原合成的影响). Journal of Diabetes 5, 80-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-0407.2012.00230.x

Liu Y, Sun J, Rao S, Su Y and Yang Y (2013) Antihyperglycemic, antihyperlipidemic and antioxidant activities of polysaccharides from Catathelasma ventricosum in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. Food and Chemical Toxicology 57, 39-45. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691513001671

Pereira MC, Steffens RS, Jablonski A, Hertz PF, Rios AdO, Vizzotto M and Flôres SH (2013) Characterization, bioactive compounds and antioxidant potential of three Brazilian fruits. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 29, 19-24. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889157512001652

Semenya SS, Potgieter MJ and Erasmus LJC (2013) Indigenous plant species used by Bapedi healers to treat sexually transmitted infections: Their distribution, harvesting, conservation and threats. South African Journal of Botany 87, 66-75. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629913002111

Umar MI, Javeed A, Ashraf M, Riaz A, Mukhtar MM, Afzal S and Altaf R (2013) Polarity-Based Solvents Extraction of Opuntia dillenii and Zingiber officinale for In Vitro Antimicrobial Activities. International journal of food properties. 16, 114-124. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10942912.2010.517886

Xia Q, Pan S, Zheng M, Chen J, Fang Z, Johnson S, Yang Y, Xing J and Lu S (2013) Fatty acid profile, oxidative stability and toxicological safety of bayberry kernel oil. Food and Chemical Toxicology 60, 92-97. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691513004468

Yang Q, Chen H, Zhou X and Zhang J (2013) Optimum extraction of polysaccharides from Opuntia dillenii and evaluation of its antioxidant activities. Carbohydrate Polymers 97, 736-742. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0144861713005328

Zhao S and Zhang D (2013) A parametric study of supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of oil from Moringa oleifera seeds using a response surface methodology. Separation and Purification Technology 113, 9-17. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1383586613001883

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Alimi H, Hfaeidh N, Bouoni Z, Sakly M and Ben Rhouma K (2012) Protective effect of Opuntia ficus indica f. inermis prickly pear juice upon ethanol-induced damages in rat erythrocytes. Alcohol 46, 235-243. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0741832911005209

Bajaj V and Gupta R (2012) Fertility suppression in male albino rats by administration of methanolic extract of Opuntia dillenii. Andrologia 44 Suppl 1, 530-7.

Bajaj VK and Gupta RS (2012) Fertility suppression in male albino rats by administration of methanolic extract of Opuntia dillenii. Andrologia 44, 530-537. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0272.2011.01220.x

Burrows GE and Tyrl RJ (2012) Families with Species of Questionable Toxicity or Significance. In ‘Toxic Plants of North America’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 1234-1279. (Wiley-Blackwell). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118413425.ch77

Díaz-Medina EM, Martín-Herrera D, Rodríguez-Rodríguez EM and Díaz-Romero C (2012) Chromium(III) in cactus pad and its possible role in the antihyperglycemic activity. Journal of Functional Foods 4, 311-314. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1756464611001150

Khathi A, Masola B and Musabayane CT (2012) The Effects Of Syzygium Aromaticum Derived Oleanolic Acid On Glucose Transport And Glycogen Synthesis In The Rat Small Intestine. Journal of Diabetes, no-no. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-0407.2012.00230.x

Liu G, Xu X, Gong Y, He L and Gao Y (2012) Effects of supercritical CO2 extraction parameters on chemical composition and free radical-scavenging activity of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) seed oil. Food and Bioproducts Processing 90, 573-578. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960308511000903

Majure LC, Puente R, Griffith MP, Judd WS, Soltis PS and Soltis DE (2012) Phylogeny of Opuntia s.s. (Cactaceae): Clade delineation, geographic origins, and reticulate evolution. Am. J. Botany 99, 847-864. http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/99/5/847

Morales P, Ramírez-Moreno E, Sanchez-Mata MdC, Carvalho AM and Ferreira ICFR (2012) Nutritional and antioxidant properties of pulp and seeds of two xoconostle cultivars (Opuntia joconostle F.A.C. Weber ex Diguet and Opuntia matudae Scheinvar) of high consumption in Mexico. Food Research International 46, 279-285. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996912000166

Padilla DP, González-Castro A and Nogales M (2012) Significance and extent of secondary seed dispersal by predatory birds on oceanic islands: the case of the Canary archipelago. Journal of Ecology 100, 416-427. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01924.x

Saslis-Lagoudakis CH, Savolainen V, Williamson EM, Forest F, Wagstaff SJ, Baral SR, Watson MF, Pendry CA and Hawkins JA (2012) Phylogenies reveal predictive power of traditional medicine in bioprospecting. PNAS 109, 15835-15840. http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/109/39/15835

Temelli F, Saldaña MDA and Comin L (2012) 4.18 - Application of Supercritical Fluid Extraction in Food Processing. In ‘Comprehensive Sampling and Sample Preparation’ (Ed.^(Eds Editor-in-Chief: Janusz P) pp. 415-440. (Academic Press: Oxford). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123813732001423

Temelli F, Saldaña MDA and Comin L (2012) 4.18 - Application of Supercritical Fluid Extraction in Food Processing A2 - Pawliszyn, Janusz. In ‘Comprehensive Sampling and Sample Preparation’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 415-440. (Academic Press: Oxford). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123813732001423

Yang L, Jiang H, Wang Q-H, Yang B-Y and Kuang H-X (2012) A new feruloyl tyramine glycoside from the roots of Achyranthes bidentata. Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines 10, 16-19. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187553641260003X

Yu J, Wang J, Liu C, Liu Z and Wang Q (2012) Application of response surface methodology to optimise supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of oil from rapeseed (Brassica napus L.). International Journal of Food Science & Technology 47, 1115-1121. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2012.02948.x

Zhao L, Huang W, Yuan Q, Cheng J, Huang Z, Ouyang L and Zeng F (2012) Hypolipidaemic effects and mechanisms of the main component of Opuntia dillenii Haw. polysaccharides in high-fat emulsion-induced hyperlipidaemic rats. Food Chem 134, 964-71.

Zhao L, Zhang S, Yuan Q, Cheng J and Zeng F (2012) [Immunomodulatory effects of Opuntia dillenii polysaccharides on specific immune function of mice]. Zhong Yao Cai 35, 98-102.

Zhao L-Y, Huang W, Yuan Q-X, Cheng J, Huang Z-C, Ouyang L-J and Zeng F-H (2012) Hypolipidaemic effects and mechanisms of the main component of Opuntia dillenii Haw. polysaccharides in high-fat emulsion-induced hyperlipidaemic rats. Food Chemistry 134, 964-971. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030881461200430X

 

 

References 1901-2013 (and links to abstracts):
[Number of papers mentioning Opuntia dillenii: 133; Any undated papers have been included at the end]

 

Arakaki M, Speranza P, Soltis PS and Soltis DE (2013) Genetic Variability of an Unusual Apomictic Triploid Cactus—Haageocereus tenuis Ritter—from the Coast of Central Peru. J. Hered. 104, 127-133.  http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/104/1/127

(2012) Index. In ‘Comprehensive Sampling and Sample Preparation’ (Ed.^(Eds Editor-in-Chief: Janusz P) pp. 559-705. (Academic Press: Oxford). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123813732180019

Alimi H, Hfaeidh N, Bouoni Z, Sakly M and Ben Rhouma K (2012) Protective effect of Opuntia ficus indica f. inermis prickly pear juice upon ethanol-induced damages in rat erythrocytes. Alcohol 46, 235-243.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0741832911005209

Bajaj V and Gupta R (2012) Fertility suppression in male albino rats by administration of methanolic extract of Opuntia dillenii. Andrologia 44 Suppl 1, 530-7.

Bajaj VK and Gupta RS (2012) Fertility suppression in male albino rats by administration of methanolic extract of Opuntia dillenii. Andrologia 44, 530-537.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0272.2011.01220.x

Díaz-Medina EM, Martín-Herrera D, Rodríguez-Rodríguez EM and Díaz-Romero C (2012) Chromium(III) in cactus pad and its possible role in the antihyperglycemic activity. Journal of Functional Foods 4, 311-314.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1756464611001150

Khathi A, Masola B and Musabayane CT (2012) The Effects Of Syzygium Aromaticum Derived Oleanolic Acid On Glucose Transport And Glycogen Synthesis In The Rat Small Intestine. Journal of Diabetes, no-no.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-0407.2012.00230.x

Liu G, Xu X, Gong Y, He L and Gao Y (2012) Effects of supercritical CO2 extraction parameters on chemical composition and free radical-scavenging activity of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) seed oil. Food and Bioproducts Processing 90, 573-578.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960308511000903

Majure LC, Puente R, Griffith MP, Judd WS, Soltis PS and Soltis DE (2012) Phylogeny of Opuntia s.s. (Cactaceae): Clade delineation, geographic origins, and reticulate evolution. Am. J. Botany 99, 847-864.  http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/99/5/847

Morales P, Ramírez-Moreno E, Sanchez-Mata MdC, Carvalho AM and Ferreira ICFR (2012) Nutritional and antioxidant properties of pulp and seeds of two xoconostle cultivars (Opuntia joconostle F.A.C. Weber ex Diguet and Opuntia matudae Scheinvar) of high consumption in Mexico. Food Research International 46, 279-285.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996912000166

Padilla DP, González-Castro A and Nogales M (2012) Significance and extent of secondary seed dispersal by predatory birds on oceanic islands: the case of the Canary archipelago. Journal of Ecology 100, 416-427.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01924.x

Saslis-Lagoudakis CH, Savolainen V, Williamson EM, Forest F, Wagstaff SJ, Baral SR, Watson MF, Pendry CA and Hawkins JA (2012) Phylogenies reveal predictive power of traditional medicine in bioprospecting. PNAS 109, 15835-15840.  http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/109/39/15835

te Beest M, Le Roux JJ, Richardson DM, Brysting AK, Suda J, Kubesova M and Pysek P (2012) The more the better? The role of polyploidy in facilitating plant invasions. Ann. Bot. 109, 19-45.  http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/109/1/19

Temelli F, Saldaña MDA and Comin L (2012) 4.18 - Application of Supercritical Fluid Extraction in Food Processing. In ‘Comprehensive Sampling and Sample Preparation’ (Ed.^(Eds Editor-in-Chief: Janusz P) pp. 415-440. (Academic Press: Oxford). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123813732001423

Yang L, Jiang H, Wang Q-H, Yang B-Y and Kuang H-X (2012) A new feruloyl tyramine glycoside from the roots of Achyranthes bidentata. Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines 10, 16-19.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187553641260003X

Yu J, Wang J, Liu C, Liu Z and Wang Q (2012) Application of response surface methodology to optimise supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of oil from rapeseed (Brassica napus L.). International Journal of Food Science & Technology 47, 1115-1121.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2012.02948.x

Zhao L, Huang W, Yuan Q, Cheng J, Huang Z, Ouyang L and Zeng F (2012) Hypolipidaemic effects and mechanisms of the main component of Opuntia dillenii Haw. polysaccharides in high-fat emulsion-induced hyperlipidaemic rats. Food Chem 134, 964-71.

Zhao L, Zhang S, Yuan Q, Cheng J and Zeng F (2012) [Immunomodulatory effects of Opuntia dillenii polysaccharides on specific immune function of mice]. Zhong Yao Cai 35, 98-102.

Zhao L-Y, Huang W, Yuan Q-X, Cheng J, Huang Z-C, Ouyang L-J and Zeng F-H (2012) Hypolipidaemic effects and mechanisms of the main component of Opuntia dillenii Haw. polysaccharides in high-fat emulsion-induced hyperlipidaemic rats. Food Chemistry 134, 964-971.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030881461200430X

Arakaki M, Christin P-A, Nyffeler R, Lendel A, Eggli U, Ogburn RM, Spriggs E, Moore MJ and Edwards EJ (2011) Contemporaneous and recent radiations of the world’s major succulent plant lineages. PNAS 108, 8379-8384.  http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/108/20/8379

Ayyanar M and Ignacimuthu S (2011) Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants commonly used by Kani tribals in Tirunelveli hills of Western Ghats, India. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 134, 851-864.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111000432

Ayyanar M and Ignacimuthu S (2011) Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants commonly used by Kani tribals in Tirunelveli hills of Western Ghats, India. J Ethnopharmacol 134, 851-64.

Beierkuhnlein C, Hahn I, Jentsch A and Schmitt T (2011) Inseln: Ursprung der Vielfalt. Biologie in unserer Zeit 41, 384-394.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/biuz.201110464

Bennett MD and Leitch IJ (2011) Nuclear DNA amounts in angiosperms: targets, trends and tomorrow. Ann. Bot. 107, 467-590.  http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/107/3/467

Choi M-Y, Chai C, Park JH, Lim J, Lee J and Kwon SW (2011) Effects of storage period and heat treatment on phenolic compound composition in dried Citrus peels (Chenpi) and discrimination of Chenpi with different storage periods through targeted metabolomic study using HPLC-DAD analysis. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 54, 638-645.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0731708510005704

Cisneros A, Garcia RB and Tel-Zur N (2011) Ovule morphology, embryogenesis and seed development in three Hylocereus species (Cactaceae). Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants 206, 1076-1084.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0367253011001307

Huang QQ, Wang GX, Hou YP and Peng SL (2011) Distribution of invasive plants in China in relation to geographical origin and life cycle. Weed Research 51, 534-542.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3180.2011.00868.x

Jiang Y-L, Lin T-S, Lee C-L, Yen C-R and Yang W-J (2011) Phenology, Canopy Composition, and Fruit Quality of Yellow Pitaya in Tropical Taiwan. HortScience 46, 1497-1502.  http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/46/11/1497

Juhua P, Shijing H, Wei W, Liuhua X and Jie W (2011) Discussion of the Clinical Research for Integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine in the Treatment of HIV/AIDS Herpes Zoster. World Science and Technology 13, 244-247.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876355312600106

Moussa-Ayoub TE, El-Samahy SK, Rohn S and Kroh LW (2011) Flavonols, betacyanins content and antioxidant activity of cactus Opuntia macrorhiza fruits. Food Research International 44, 2169-2174.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996911001013

Obón JM, Díaz-García MC and Castellar MR (2011) Red fruit juice quality and authenticity control by HPLC. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 24, 760-771.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S088915751100086X

Sakuta M and Ohmiya A (2011) Pigment Biosynthesis II: Betacyanins and Carotenoids. In ‘Plant Metabolism and Biotechnology’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 343-371. (John Wiley & Sons, Ltd). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119991311.ch13

Siddique BM, Ahmad A, Alkarkhi AFM, Ibrahim MH and Omar A.K M (2011) Chemical Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Candlenut Oil Extracted by Supercritical CO2. Journal of Food Science 76, C535-C542.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1750-3841.2011.02146.x

Singh SK, Bimal S, Narayan S, Jee C, Bimal D, Das P and Bimal R (2011) Leishmania donovani: Assessment of leishmanicidal effects of herbal extracts obtained from plants in the visceral leishmaniasis endemic area of Bihar, India. Experimental Parasitology 127, 552-558.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0014489410003334

Spanò D, Pintus F, Pes R, Medda R and Floris G (2011) Purification and characterisation of a soluble nucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase from prickly pear (Opuntia ficus indica) fruits. Food Research International 44, 2264-2270.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996910003133

Valente A, Albuquerque TG, Sanches-Silva A and Costa HS (2011) Ascorbic acid content in exotic fruits: A contribution to produce quality data for food composition databases. Food Research International 44, 2237-2242.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0963996911000998

Zahedi G and Azarpour A (2011) Optimization of supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of Passiflora seed oil. The Journal of Supercritical Fluids 58, 40-48.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896844611001665

Zhang G, He L and Hu M (2011) Optimized ultrasonic-assisted extraction of flavonoids from Prunella vulgaris L. and evaluation of antioxidant activities in vitro. Innovative Food Science &amp; Emerging Technologies 12, 18-25.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1466856410001104

Zhao L, Lan Q, Huang Z, Ouyang L and Zeng F (2011) Antidiabetic effect of a newly identified component of Opuntia dillenii polysaccharides. Phytomedicine 18, 661-8.

Zhao LY, Lan QJ, Huang ZC, Ouyang LJ and Zeng FH (2011) Antidiabetic effect of a newly identified component of Opuntia dillenii polysaccharides. Phytomedicine 18, 661-668.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S094471131100002X

De Gregorio A, Arena N and Giuffrida D (2010) LIPOXYGENASE ACTIVITY IN PRICKLY PEAR FRUIT (OPUNTIA FICUS INDICA                                                             [L.] MILL. CACTACEAE). Journal of Food Biochemistry 34, 439-450.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-4514.2009.00291.x

Ghafoor K, Park J and Choi Y-H (2010) Optimization of supercritical fluid extraction of bioactive compounds from grape (Vitis labrusca B.) peel by using response surface methodology. Innovative Food Science &amp; Emerging Technologies 11, 485-490.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1466856410000159

Guevara-Figueroa T, Jiménez-Islas H, Reyes-Escogido ML, Mortensen AG, Laursen BB, Lin L-W, De León-Rodríguez A, Fomsgaard IS and Barba de la Rosa AP (2010) Proximate composition, phenolic acids, and flavonoids characterization of commercial and wild nopal (Opuntia spp.). Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 23, 525-532.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889157510000220

Jokić S, Zeković Z, Vidović S, Sudar R, Nemet I, Bilić M and Velić D (2010) Original article: Supercritical CO2 extraction of soybean oil: process optimisation and triacylglycerol composition. International Journal of Food Science & Technology 45, 1939-1946.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2621.2010.02358.x

Li G, Sun Z, Xia L, Shi J, Liu Y, Suo Y and You J (2010) Supercritical CO2 oil extraction from Chinese star anise seed and simultaneous compositional analysis using HPLC by fluorescence detection and online atmospheric CI-MS identification. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 90, 1905-1913.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.4031

Marsella R, Messinger L, Zabel S, Rosychuck R, Griffin C, Cronin PO, Belofsky G, Lindemann J and Stull D (2010) A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effect of EFF1001, an Actinidia arguta (hardy kiwi) preparation, on CADESI score and pruritus in dogs with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis. Veterinary Dermatology 21, 50-57.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3164.2009.00773.x

Nyam KL, Tan CP, Karim R, Lai OM, Long K and Man YBC (2010) Extraction of tocopherol-enriched oils from Kalahari melon and roselle seeds by supercritical fluid extraction (SFE-CO2). Food Chemistry 119, 1278-1283.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814609009789

Roberts MF, Strack D and Wink M (2010) Biosynthesis of Alkaloids and Betalains. In ‘Annual Plant Reviews Volume 40: Biochemistry of Plant Secondary Metabolism’ (Ed.^(Eds  pp. 20-91. (Wiley-Blackwell). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781444320503.ch2

Srivastav A, Chandra A, Singh M, Jamal F, Rastogi P, Rajendran SM, Bansode FW and Lakshmi V (2010) Inhibition of hyaluronidase activity of human and rat spermatozoa in vitro and antispermatogenic activity in rats in vivo by Terminalia chebula, a flavonoid rich plant. Reproductive Toxicology 29, 214-224.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0890623809003190

Valente LMM, da Paixão D, do Nascimento AC, dos Santos PFP, Scheinvar LA, Moura MRL, Tinoco LW, Gomes LNF and da Silva JFM (2010) Antiradical activity, nutritional potential and flavonoids of the cladodes of Opuntia monacantha (Cactaceae). Food Chemistry 123, 1127-1131.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814610006485

Abbasi MA, Shahzadi T, Akkurt M, Aziz Ur R and Riaz T (2009) 6-Hydroxy-methyl-4-meth-oxy-2H-pyran-2-one (Opuntiol). Acta Crystallogr E Struct Rep Online 66, o199.

Azvedo CFd, Bruno RdLA and Goncalves EP (2009) Effect of fruit maturation stage and substrate in the germination of Opuntia dillenii (Cactaceae) seeds. Acta horticulturae. 811, 811.

Dupont YL, Padrón B, Olesen JM and Petanidou T (2009) Spatio-temporal variation in the structure of pollination networks. Oikos 118, 1261-1269.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0706.2009.17594.x

Foxcroft LC, Richardson DM, Rouget M and MacFadyen S (2009) Patterns of alien plant distribution at multiple spatial scales in a large national park: implications for ecology, management and monitoring. Diversity and Distributions 15, 367-378.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2008.00544.x

Goel A and Ram VJ (2009) Natural and synthetic 2H-pyran-2-ones and their versatility in organic synthesis. Tetrahedron 65, 7865-7913.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040402009008886

Habibi Y, Mahrouz M and Vignon MR (2009) Microfibrillated cellulose from the peel of prickly pear fruits. Food Chemistry 115, 423-429.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814608014702

Helsen P, Browne RA, Anderson DJ, Verdyck P and Van Dongen S (2009) Galápagos’ Opuntia (prickly pear) cacti: extensive morphological diversity, low genetic variability. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96, 451-461.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8312.2008.01141.x

Huang X, Li Q, Li H and Guo L (2009) Neuroprotective and antioxidative effect of cactus polysaccharides in vivo and in vitro. Cell Mol Neurobiol 29, 1211-21.

LÓpez R, de Ita A and Vaca M (2009) Drying of prickly pear cactus cladodes (Opuntia ficus indica) in a forced convection tunnel. Energy Conversion and Management 50, 2119-2126.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0196890409001411

Liu W, Fu Y-J, Zu Y-G, Tong M-H, Wu N, Liu X-L and Zhang S (2009) Supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of seed oil from Opuntia dillenii Haw. and its antioxidant activity. Food Chemistry 114, 334-339.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814608011382

López R, de Ita A and Vaca M (2009) Drying of prickly pear cactus cladodes (Opuntia ficus indica) in a forced convection tunnel. Energy Conversion and Management 50, 2119-2126.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0196890409001411

ObÓn JM, Castellar MR, Alacid M and FernÁndez-LÓpez JA (2009) Production of a red–purple food colorant from Opuntia stricta fruits by spray drying and its application in food model systems. Journal of Food Engineering 90, 471-479.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260877408003610

Obón JM, Castellar MR, Alacid M and Fernández-López JA (2009) Production of a red–purple food colorant from Opuntia stricta fruits by spray drying and its application in food model systems. Journal of Food Engineering 90, 471-479.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260877408003610

Sabat P, Cavieres G, Veloso C, Canals M and Bozinovic F (2009) Intraspecific basal metabolic rate varies with trophic level in rufous-collared sparrows. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular &amp; Integrative Physiology 154, 502-507.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1095643309010587

Simirgiotis MJ, Caligari PDS and Schmeda-Hirschmann G (2009) Identification of phenolic compounds from the fruits of the mountain papaya Vasconcellea pubescens A. DC. grown in Chile by liquid chromatography–UV detection–mass spectrometry. Food Chemistry 115, 775-784.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814608015392

Syu K-l, Tam W, Tam G and Tam C (2009) Survey of functional food molecules in prickly pear cactus, bitter gourd, and guava for the dietary management of the Type II diabetes. FASEB J 23, 900.4-.  http://www.fasebj.org

Zorgui L, Ayed-Boussema I, Ayed Y, Bacha H and Hassen W (2009) The antigenotoxic activities of cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) cladodes against the mycotoxin zearalenone in Balb/c mice: Prevention of micronuclei, chromosome aberrations and DNA fragmentation. Food and Chemical Toxicology 47, 662-667.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691508007254

Chang SF, Hsieh CL and Yen GC (2008) The protective effect of Opuntia dillenii Haw fruit against low-density lipoprotein peroxidation and its active compounds. Food chemistry. 15, 2.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2007.06.017

Chang S-F, Hsieh C-L and Yen G-C (2008) The protective effect of Opuntia dillenii Haw fruit against low-density lipoprotein peroxidation and its active compounds. Food Chemistry 106, 569-575.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814607006176

Schepetkin IA, Xie G, Kirpotina LN, Klein RA, Jutila MA and Quinn MT (2008) Macrophage immunomodulatory activity of polysaccharides isolated from Opuntia polyacantha. International Immunopharmacology 8, 1455-1466.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S156757690800180X

Zourgui L, Golli EE, Bouaziz C, Bacha H and Hassen W (2008) Cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) cladodes prevent oxidative damage induced by the mycotoxin zearalenone in Balb/C mice. Food and Chemical Toxicology 46, 1817-1824.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691508000458

Daniel E M (2007) Agreement and meaning: Rethinking consensus analysis. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 112, 451-460.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874107001833

Díaz Medina EM, Rodríguez Rodríguez EM and Díaz Romero C (2007) Chemical characterization of Opuntia dillenii and Opuntia ficus indica fruits. Food chemistry. 103, 1.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2006.06.064

Huo Y, Guo C, Zhang QY, Chen WS, Zheng HC, Rahman K and Qin LP (2007) Antinociceptive activity and chemical composition of constituents from Caragana microphylla seeds. Phytomedicine 14, 143-146.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0944711306000675

Liu LE, Ding L, Qi M, Han XL and Zhang HQ (2007) [Determination of trace elements in new food sources by flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry]. Guang Pu Xue Yu Guang Pu Fen Xi 27, 1436-9.

Medina EMD, Rodríguez EMR and Romero CD (2007) Chemical characterization of Opuntia dillenii and Opuntia ficus indica fruits. Food Chemistry 103, 38-45.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030881460600608X

Orozco-Segovia A, Marquez-Guzman J, Sanchez-Coronado ME, Gamboa de Buen A, Baskin JM and Baskin CC (2007) Seed Anatomy and Water Uptake in Relation to Seed Dormancy in Opuntia tomentosa (Cactaceae, Opuntioideae). Ann. Bot. 99, 581-592.  http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/99/4/581

Pemberton RW and Liu H (2007) Control and persistence of native Opuntia on Nevis and St. Kitts 50 years after the introduction of Cactoblastis cactorum. Biological Control 41, 272-282.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1049964407000369

Qiu YK, Zhao YY, Dou dQ, Xu BX and Liu K (2007) Two new alpha-pyrones and other components from the cladodes of Opuntia dillenii. Arch Pharm Res 30, 665-9.

Jiang J, Li Y, Chen Z, Min Z and Lou F (2006) Two novel C29-5β-sterols from the stems of Opuntia dillenii. Steroids 71, 1073-1077.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0039128X06001930

Jiang J, Li Y, Chen Z, Min Z and Lou F (2006) Two novel C29-5beta-sterols from the stems of Opuntia dillenii. Steroids 71, 1073-7.

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