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Lily Bulbs???A Functional Food for the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99225
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2010-00508
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
8.5
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Jersey Flora, Inc.
30 Outwater Ln Garfield, NJ 07026-3839
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Lily Bulbs???A Functional Food for the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $90,000.00
 

Abstract:

More than 20% of the American population harbor the risk factors defined for metabolic syndrome, a condition that is highly correlated with the development of type-2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Various botanical extracts have been used in traditional medicines to treat the symptoms of diabetes, and many of these preparations contain saponins. We have isolated an extract from the bulbs of Lilium longiflorum containing saponins and polyphenols that reduced blood glucose and body weight in laboratory mice on a high fat diet. We propose to test our more highly purified extracts and pure compounds in a transgenic type-2 diabetes mouse model (db/db) to determine the active ingredients in the lily bulb extracts. Since bulbs of Lilium sp. are edible, this research could lead to the development of L. longiflorum bulbs, or bulb extracts, as a functional food that may be consumed regularly to prevent the development of metabolic syndrome and the onset of diabetes.

Principal Investigator:

William R. Sharp
Director/PI
7329329711
rsharpmm@aol.com

Business Contact:

Nicholas R. Madonia
Treasurer
9735435535
nrmad@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Jersey Flora, Inc.
30 Outwater Ln Garfield, NJ 07026

EIN/Tax ID: 223785445
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No