Author(s): Haraguchi H, Ishikawa H, Kubo I
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Abstract Diterpenoids, totarol (1), totaradiol (2), 19-hydroxytotarol (3), totaral (4), 4 beta-carboxy-19-nortotarol (5), sugiol (6), isolated from Podocarpus nagi, were evaluated as antioxidants. Microsomal lipid peroxidation induced by Fe(III)-ADP/NADPH and mitochondrial lipid peroxidation induced by Fe(III)-ADP/ NADH were inhibited by these terpenoids. They inhibited linoleic acid autoxidation but not generation of superoxide anion. Totarol (1) protected mitochondrial respiratory enzyme activities against NADPH induced oxidative injury. Totarane diterpenes from P. nagi were shown to be effective to protect biological systems and function against various oxidative stresses.
This article was published in Planta Med
and referenced in Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences