Characterization and antioxidative properties of oligomeric proanthocyanidin from prunes, dried fruit of Prunus domestica L.

Yuka Kimura, Hideyuki Ito, Miyuki Kawaji, Takao Ikami, Tsutomu Hatano

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A prune extract was separated by an antioxidant-guided assay to obtain an oligomeric proanthocyanidin fraction. The antioxidative oligomer was characterized as a procyanidin oligomer with an average polymerization degree of five and composed of epicatechin and catechin units. The antioxidative activity of the oligomer showed greater potency than chlorogenic acid which is known as an antioxidative component in prunes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1615-1618
Number of pages4
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008



  • Antioxidative activity
  • Chlorogenic acid
  • Proanthocyanidin oligomer
  • Prune
  • Prunus domestica L.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Food Science

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