Availability of Plant Bioactive Compounds in Commercial Watermelon Varieties and Benefits for Cardiovascular Health

Grants and Contracts Details


The purpose of this project is to determine whether melon supplementation is superior to synthetic citrulline or lycopene in reducing the development of hypercholesterolemiainduced atherosclerosis in mice. Citrulline is a major components in watermelon, and lycopene is a common component in many red fruits and vegetables. This project will be performed using a genetically manipulated mouse model, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor deficient mice.
Effective start/end date7/10/1310/4/13


  • Purdue University: $27,000.00


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