Nutrients 2010, 2(1), 49-59; doi:10.3390/nu2010049
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Regiospecific Profiles of Fatty Acids in Triacylglycerols and Phospholipids from Adzuki Beans (Vigna angularis)

1 Department of Nutritional Sciences, Kobe Gakuin University, Kobe, Hyogo, 651-2180 Japan 2 Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga 525-8577 Japan 3 Cooperative Research Center of Life Sciences, Kobe Gakuin University, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-8586 Japan
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Received: 30 November 2009; Accepted: 14 January 2010 / Published: 19 January 2010
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Abstract: Regiospecific distributions of fatty acids (FA) of triacylglycerols (TAG) and phospholipids (PL) isolated from five cultivars of adzuki beans (Vigna angularis) were investigated. The lipids comprised mainly PL (72.2–73.4 wt-%) and TAG (20.6–21.9 wt-%), whilst other components were detected in minor proportions (0.1–3.4 wt-%). The principal profiles of the FA distribution in the TAG and PL were evident in the beans among the five cultivars: unsaturated FA were predominantly distributed in the sn-2 position, whilst saturated FA primarily occupied the sn-1 or the sn-3 position in the these lipids. The results would be useful information to both producers and consumers for manufacturing traditional adzuki confectionaries such as wagashi in Japan.
Keywords: adzuki beans (Vigna angularis); fatty acids; phosphatidylcholine; phosphatidyl- ethanolamine; phosphatidylinositol; regiospecific characteristics; triacylglycerols

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Yoshida, H.; Tomiyama, Y.; Yoshida, N.; Shibata, K.; Mizushina, Y. Regiospecific Profiles of Fatty Acids in Triacylglycerols and Phospholipids from Adzuki Beans (Vigna angularis). Nutrients 2010, 2, 49-59.

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Yoshida H, Tomiyama Y, Yoshida N, Shibata K, Mizushina Y. Regiospecific Profiles of Fatty Acids in Triacylglycerols and Phospholipids from Adzuki Beans (Vigna angularis). Nutrients. 2010; 2(1):49-59.

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Yoshida, Hiromi; Tomiyama, Yuka; Yoshida, Naoko; Shibata, Kyoko; Mizushina, Yoshiyuki. 2010. "Regiospecific Profiles of Fatty Acids in Triacylglycerols and Phospholipids from Adzuki Beans (Vigna angularis)." Nutrients 2, no. 1: 49-59.

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