Aҫaí berry treated malaria with a 100% survival rate
All of the mice given polyphenols survived for more than 15 days, whereas none of the untreated mice lived. The aҫaí extracts appeared to interfere with the parasites’ protein homeostasis, or the balance between protein production and degradation, the researchers say.
Letícia T. Ferreira et al. Chemical Genomic Profiling Unveils the in Vitro and in Vivo Antiplasmodial Mechanism of Açaı́ (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) Polyphenols, ACS Omega (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.9b02127
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