Radical and Superoxide Scavenging Activities of Matairesinol and Oxidized Matairesinol
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The radical and superoxide scavenging activities of oxidized matairesinols were examined. It could be assumed that the free benzylic position was important for higher radical scavenging activity. The different level of activity was observed between 7′-oxomatairesinol (Mat 2) and 7-oxomatairesinol (Mat 3). The activity of 8-hydroxymatairesinol was lower than that of matairesinol (Mat 1). The superoxide scavenging activity of the oxidized matairesinols was also demonstrated for the first time. It is assumed that the p<I>K</I>a value of phenol in the oxidized matairesinols affected this activity.
- Agricultural and Biological Chemistry
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry 70(8), 1934-1940, 2006-08-23
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry