Lignan glycosides and flavonoids from Saraca asoca with antioxidant activity
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Five lignan glycosides, lyoniside, nudiposide, 5-methoxy-9-β-xylopyranosyl-(−)-isolariciresinol, icariside E3, and schizandriside, and three flavonoids, (−)-epicatechin, epiafzelechin-(4β→8)-epicatechin and procyanidin B2, together with β-sitosterol glucoside, were isolated from a methyl alcohol (MeOH) extract of Saraca asoca dried bark. Their structures were determined by 1D and 2D nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectroscopic analysis. Antioxidant activities were evaluated by 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical-scavenging assay.
KeywordsSaraca asoca Caesalpiniaceae Lignan glycoside Flavonoid Antioxidant activity
This work was partly supported by a Grant-in-Aid from Tokyo Biochemical Research Foundation (TBRF), Japan.
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