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J Agric Food Chem. 2011 Sep 14;59(17):9219-25. doi: 10.1021/jf202119m. Epub 2011 Aug 11.

Antioxidant and tyrosinase inhibitory constituents from a desugared sugar cane extract, a byproduct of sugar production.

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Graduate Institute of Natural Products, College of Pharmacy, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan.


Recycling agricultural resources has become an important issue worldwide promoting the economical value of agricultural production processes. Desugared sugar cane extract (DSE) from Saccharum officinarum is a byproduct obtained during sugar production. Two new neolignan glucosides, saccharnan A (1) and saccharnan B (2), together with 10 known phenolics (3-12) were isolated from DSE, and their structures were elucidated on the basis of NMR spectral analysis. Compounds 3, 4, 8, and 9 showed good activity against DPPH radical (IC(50) ≤ 51.20 μM) and compounds 3-8 and 12 exhibited strong ABTS(+) free radical scavenging activity (IC(50) ≤ 51.57 μM) compared to those of the positive controls, ascorbic acid and Trolox. Moreover, compounds 7 and 12 acted as potent tyrosinase inhibitors (IC(50) ≤ 42.59 μM) compared to the positive control arbutin. Our results highlighted the economical value of recycling DSE for the future development of natural antioxidants and/or tyrosinase inhibitors.

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