Antioxidative flavonoids from the flower of Inula britannica

Naisheng Bai, Zhu Zhou, Nanqun Zhu, Li Zhang, Zheng Quan, Kan He, Qun Yi Zheng, Chi Tang Ho

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Eight flavonoids were identified from the flowers of Inula britannica var. chinensis as luteolin, diosmetin, chrysoeriol, kaempferol, quercetin, 6-hydroxyluteolin-6-methyl ether, spinacetin and eupatin. Their structures were established by spectroscopic methods. All of the identified compounds exhibited considerable antioxidant activity in the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) assay. Diosmetin (2) showed a strong growth inhibitory effect against P-388 leukemia cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-149
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Food Lipids
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Chemistry(all)

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