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Org Biomol Chem. 2003 May 7;1(9):1452-4.

Efficient radical scavenging ability of artepillin C, a major component of Brazilian propolis, and the mechanism.

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Redox Regulation Research Group, Research Center for Radiation Safety, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8555, Japan. nakanis@nirs.go.jp

Abstract

Hydrogen transfer from artepillin C to cumylperoxyl radical proceeds via one-step hydrogen atom transfer rather than via electron transfer, the rate constant of which is comparable to that of (+)-catechin, indicating that artepillin C can act as an efficient antioxidant.

PMID:
12926271
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