from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to or obtained from cinnamon. Also
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, cinnamon.
- adjective (Chem.) a white, crystalline, odorless substance. C6H5.C2H2C2H2.CO2H, formerly obtained from storax and oil of cinnamon, now made from certain benzene derivatives in large quantities, and used for the artificial production of indigo.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Of or pertaining to
- adjective organic chemistry Of or pertaining to
cinnamic acidor its derivatives
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Cinnamon contains a key flavor compound known as cinnamic aldehyde.
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.
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.
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.
It is important to note that derivatives of cinnamic aldehyde, not cinnamic aldehyde itself, are used.
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.
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.
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.
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.