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Izel Fourie S°rensen


Department of Animal Health, Welfare and Nutrition
Research Centre Foulum
Blichers AllÚ
Postbox 50
DK-8830 Tjele

Tel: 89 99 15 58
Fax: 89 99 11 66

[email protected]


Research Interests:

  • Studies on the possible neuroprotective effects of plant estrogens (phytoestrogens) and other bioactives found in food, in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
  • The neuroprotective effects of phytoestrogens and other bioactives are established in in vitro cell-based models with human neuronal cells.
  • The molecular mechanisms involved in such neuroprotection as determined by the involvement of specific genes, such as pro-apoptotic or anti-apoptotic genes.

Last updated: Friday 16 December 2005 -