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antioxidant, bamboo shoot, functional

Akinobu Tanaka, Qinchang Zhu, Hui Tan, Hiroki Horiba, Koichiro Ohnuki, Yasuhiro Mori, Ryoko Yamauchi, Hiroya Ishikawa, Akira Iwamoto, Hiroharu Kawahara, Kuniyoshi Shimizu
Besides being a useful building material, bamboo also is a potential source of bioactive substances. Although some studies have been performed to examine its use in terms of the biological activity, only certain parts of bamboo, especially the leaves or shoots, have been studied. Comprehensive and comparative studies among different parts of bamboo would contribute to a better understanding and application of this knowledge. In this study, the biological activities of ethanol and water extracts from the leaves, branches, outer culm, inner culm, knots, rhizomes and roots of Phyllostachys pubescens, the major species of bamboo in Japan, were comparatively evaluated...
2014: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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