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Anticancer Res. 1996 Sep-Oct;16(5A):2849-51.

Stimulation of two step degradation of sodium ascorbate by lignins.

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  • 1First Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.


Alkali-lignin stimulated the degradation of sodium ascorbate in phosphate-buffered saline, fetal bovine serum and culture medium, but not in distilled water. ESR spectroscopy revealed that alkali-lignin stimulated ascorbyl radical production even in distilled water. Similar stimulation activity was found in several other plant extracts, commercial and natural lignified materials. These data suggest that the lignin-stimulated degradation process of ascorbate might be separated into two processes, the first being the ascorbyl radical production process and the second the degradation process.

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