Abstract Title:

andevaluation of antioxidant activity ofMaxim. flower buds extracts.

Abstract Source:

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2020 Mar ;84(3):621-632. Epub 2019 Nov 24. PMID: 31762379

Abstract Author(s):

Miki Hiemori-Kondo, Mika Nii

Article Affiliation:

Miki Hiemori-Kondo


The antioxidant activity offlower buds cultivated in Tokushima, Japan, was examinedand. The flower bud extracts were assayed using either oxygen radical absorbance capacity or 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity. Antioxidants in the 80% ethanol extract were investigated using online high-performance liquid chromatography-DPPH and were identified as caffeic acid, 3--caffeoylquinic acid, fukinolic acid, 3,4-di-caffeoylquinic acid, 3,5-di-caffeoylquinic acid, and 4,5-di-caffeoylquinic acid using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Fukinolic acid was the most active compound based on its activity and abundance. Administering the extracts orally to ICR mice prior to iron injection significantly suppressed plasma thiobarbituric acid reactive substance (TBARS) production. Moreover, TBARS and triglyceride concentrations in the plasma of C57BL/6 mice fed with a high fat diet were also significantly decreased by the extract. The results suggest that antioxidative compounds incan be used in the management of oxidative stress.

Study Type : Animal Study, In Vitro Study

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