Project

Evaluation of the bioavailability and biological activity of folates from biofortified rice.

Duration
01 January 2009 → 31 December 2014
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Genetics
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Medicinal chemistry
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Medical systems biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
folates LC-MS/MS bioavailability
 
Project description

The project aims to evaluate the bioavailability and the biological activity of folates from biofortified rice. Individual folates will be determined in the blood of rats given food with or without folates and supplemented with folates. Biological activity will be evaluated in a mouse model specific for neural tube defects.