Antioxidative compounds from leaves of Tahongai (Klienhovia hospita)

Enos Tangke Arung, Irawan Wijaya Kusuma, Yong Ung Kim, Kuniyoshi Shimizu, Ryuichiro Kondo

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In our effort to find antioxidant agent, we focused on Tahongai (Kleinhovia hospita) which have been used traditionally in Indonesia as medicinal herbal to cure liver disease. Based on the biologically guided fractionation using DPPH radical scavenging assay, eleutherol and kaempferol 3-O-β-D-glucoside was isolated from the leaves of K. hospita. Kaempferol 3-O-β-D-glucoside (1) and eleutherol (2) scavenged the radical with IC50 of 71. 4 and 491. 8 μM, respectively. In addition, both of the compounds did not exhibit cytotoxicity on HepG2 cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Wood Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomaterials


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