Healing Properties

  • Antioxidant
  • Cytoprotective effect
    • The Asian hazelnut, Corylus heterophylla Fisch--a species of hazel native to eastern Asia in northern and central China, Korea, Japan, and southeastern Siberia--exhibited strong antioxidant and cytoprotective effects.[1]

Disease / Symptom Treatment


  1. Title: Cytoprotective effect and purification of novel antioxidant peptides from hazelnut (C. heterophylla Fisch) protein hydrolysates
    Author(s): Chunlei Liu, Dayong Ren, Jingjing Li, Li Fang, Ji Wang, Jingsheng Liu, Weihong Min
    Institution(s): College of Food Science and Engineering, Jilin Agricultural University, Changchun 130118, PR China National Engineering Laboratory of Wheat and Corn Deep Processing, Changchun 130118, PR China
    Publication: Journal of Functional Foods
    Abstract: In the present study, antioxidant fraction (C2) has been obtained from a hazelnut processing by-product. The C2 exhibited strong antioxidant and cytoprotective effect against Ang II induced oxidant injury via up-regulation of SOD and heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) levels and down-regulation of xanthine oxidase-1 (XO-1) level to inhibit the production of ROS synthesis in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). LC-ESI-MS/MS results revealed that C2 was found to include six novel peptides and their amino acid sequences were ADGF (408.16 Da), AGGF (350.16 Da), AWDPE (616.25 Da), DWDPK (659.29 Da), ETTL (462.23 Da), and SGAF (380.17 Da). All six synthetic peptides showed excellent antioxidant activity. Especially, the ADGF peptide exhibited the highest ABTS radical scavenging activity and DPPH radical scavenging ability among them. Therefore, the peptides isolated from wild hazelnut protein hydrolysates may be used as potential antioxidants in the food and drug industries.
    Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2017.12.003