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Molecules 2007, 12(3), 312-317; doi:10.3390/12030312

Mistletonone, a Novel Antioxidative Diarylheptanoid from the Branches and Leaves of Viscum coloratum

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Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Fudan University. Yi Xue Yuan Rd. No.138, Shanghai 200032, P.R. China
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School of Life Sciences, Fudan University. Handan Rd. No. 220, Shanghai 200433, P.R. China
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School of Pharmacy, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, P.R. China
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Received: 5 February 2007 / Revised: 13 February 2007 / Accepted: 18 February 2007 / Published: 6 March 2007
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Phenolics and Polyphenolics)
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Abstract

Mistletonone, a novel diarylheptanoid, was isolated from the branches and leaves of Viscum coloratum (Kom.) Nakai (Loranthaceae). It was identified as 1,7-di-(p-hydroxyphenyl)-5-hydroxyl-cis-2,3-epoxy-1-one on the basis of spectral evidence. The compound showed significant scavenging effects on hydroxyl radicals and superoxide anion radicals in the direct assay using the electron spin resonance (ESR) technique.
Keywords: Viscum coloratum; diarylheptanoid; mistletonone; antioxidative activity Viscum coloratum; diarylheptanoid; mistletonone; antioxidative activity
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Yao, H.; Zhou, G.-X.; Wu, Q.; Lei, G.-Q.; Chen, D.-F.; Chen, J.-K.; Zhou, T.-S. Mistletonone, a Novel Antioxidative Diarylheptanoid from the Branches and Leaves of Viscum coloratum. Molecules 2007, 12, 312-317.

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