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Capers-consumption supports important processes in the body

Pickled capers activating proteins for the brain and the heart is important. A new study shows how capers help to regulate proteins important body processes.

Researchers at the University of California – Irvine School of Medicine found that a substance made of pickled capers, a Protein in the body is activated, which supports the brain and heart activity of the person. According to the research team of the capers or the contained substance might be suitable Quercetin for the treatment of epilepsy and cardiac rhythm disorders. The results of the study were recently presented in the prestigious scientific journal “Nature Communications Biology”.

Capers are rich in Quercetin

For the positive effects of responsible connection bears the name of Quercetin – a yellow Natural dye from the group of polyphenols and flavonoids. This substance is directly involved in the regulation of a Protein that vital body processes such as heartbeat, brain functions, muscle contractions, as well as the normal functions of the thyroid, pancreas and digestive supported tract.

What is the effect of Quercetin?

The plant Bioflavonoid Quercetin stimulates directly the family of potassium channels (KCNQ). These channels have a large influence on human health. Malfunction of these channels are associated with several common human diseases, including Diabetes, heart rhythm disorders and epilepsy.

The study showed that Quercetin stimulates the KCNQ channels by the substance directly regulated, such as the channels to perceive electrical impulses. Quercetin binds to the potassium channels, which ultimately leads to affected, that the channel is open, although it would normally be closed.

Quercetin has potential as a therapeutic agent

“An increase in the activity of KCNQ channels in different Parts of the body is potentially very advantageous to us,” underlines the research team. The same effect will also be guided by the use of synthetic drugs, some of which are used in the treatment of epilepsy and for the prevention of heart rhythm disorders.

“Now that we have understood, such as Quercetin controls the KCNQ channels, can be medically-chemical studies carried out with Quercetin related small molecules for possible use as therapeutic drugs,” conclude the researchers.

Capers as a old folk medicine

As the Team reported back to the rich archaeological evidence for the human capers consumption up to 10,000 years. This is proven by finds from the floor deposits in Syria, and late-stone-age cave dwellings in Greece and Israel. Capers have been used for Thousands of years, traditionally as a folk medicine. More current research is to investigate whether the capers contained substances have an inhibitory effect against cancer, Diabetes and inflammation. In addition, the consumption with benefits for the circulation and the stomach could be connected-intestinal tract. (vb)

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