Production of macrocyclic ellagitannin oligomers by Oenothera laciniata callus cultures

Shoko Taniguchi, Nobuhiko Nakamura, Midori Nose, Shiho Takeda, Ryoko Yabu-Uchi, Hideyuki Ito, Takashi Yoshida, Kazufumi Yazaki

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Callus cultures of Oenothera laciniata grown on LS agar medium supplemented with IAA and kinetin produced large amounts of the macrocyclic ellagitannin dimer, oenothein B, and a trimer, oenothein A, accompanied with related monomeric hydrolysable tannins. The content of the main compound oenothein B (65 mg/g dry wt) in calli cultured on modified LS medium containing 10 mM NH4+ and 5 mM NO3- was nearly two times higher than that in intact leaves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)981-985
Number of pages5
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jul 24 1998


  • Macrocyclic ellagitannin oligomer
  • Oenothein A
  • Oenothein B
  • Oenothera laciniata
  • Onagraceae
  • Plant cell cultures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture


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