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Nat Prod Res. 2009;23(18):1657-63. doi: 10.1080/14786410802134348.

Bioactive caffeic acid esters from Glycyrrhiza glabra.

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R&D Centre, Natural Remedies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India.

Abstract

Thin layer chromatography bioautography (using DPPH spray reagent) guided fractionation of Glycyrrhiza glabra led to the isolation of two caffeic acid derivative esters, viz. eicosanyl caffeate (1) and docosyl caffeate (2). The two compounds exhibited potent elastase inhibitory activity, with IC(50) values of 0.99 microg mL(-1) and 1.4 microg mL(-1) for 1 and 2, respectively. The compounds also showed moderate antioxidant activity in DPPH and ABTS scavenging assays. The results indicate a possible role of caffeic acid derivatives, in addition to flavonoids in the anti-ulcer properties of G. glabra.

PMID:
19921583
DOI:
10.1080/14786410802134348
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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