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- adj. Of or pertaining to cinnamon
- adj. Of or pertaining to cinnamic acid or its derivatives
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or obtained from, cinnamon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or obtained from cinnamon. Also cinnamomic.
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Cinnamon contains a key flavor compound known as cinnamic aldehyde.
As discussed in chapter 2, the flavor cinnamic aldehyde contains Michael acceptor pharmacophores, which turn on gene expression of a number of cell-protective antioxidant enzymes.
Since derivatives of cinnamic aldehyde have the ability to protect even severely damaged cells, they are highly effective as a topical antiaging agent that can be used on a daily basis.
It is important to note that derivatives of cinnamic aldehyde, not cinnamic aldehyde itself, are used.
When scientists tested cinnamic aldehyde against human melanoma cells in a cell culture system and also in animal models, it showed efficacy against this deadly cancer.
One of the most exciting developments in the use of the cinnamic aldehyde Michael acceptor is its efficacy in the treatment of the deadly cancer melanoma.
This distinction is significant, because cinnamic aldehyde is a sensitizing agent and can create both irritation and an allergic reaction when applied to the skin.
As for cinnamic aldehyde, the curcuminoids, and the nitroalkenes, I believe the anticancer activity and other therapeutic benefits of a nitrone spin trap results from the fact that it is a mild electrophile and a Michael acceptor pharmacophore.
Topically applied derivatives of cinnamic aldehyde, both before and after sunburn, can rescue the cells and prevent them from turning precancerous.
Derivatives of cinnamic aldehyde can now be used to protect cells from carcinogenic and other toxic agents.