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Four triterpenes were isolated from a traditional Japanese tea product produced by anaerobic microbial fermentation of heated green tea leaves (Camellia sinensis). Two of the compounds were novel and characterized by spectroscopic investigation to be 13,26-epoxy-3β,11α-dihydroxyolean-12-one and 3β,11α,13β-trihydroxyolean-12-one. Two known triterpenes were(More)
Several birth cohort studies have shown adverse effects of perinatal exposures to methylmercury (MeHg) and environmentally persistent organic pollutants (POPs). These chemicals are ingested mainly through fish consumption, but little is known about the hazardous effects in Japanese, whose fish consumption is high. The present study, the Tohoku Study of(More)
Two samples of Cremanthodium stenactinium (Asteraceae) were collected in Sichuan Province, China. From the ethyl acetate extracts of the roots, three new eremophilane-type sesquiterpenoids and one new trinoreremophilane compound were isolated, together with other known eremophilanes. Their structures were determined based on the spectroscopic data. This is(More)
The phenolic constituents of lahpet-so, a traditional postfermented tea of Myanmar produced under anaerobic conditions, were examined. The major polyphenols were identified to be pyrogallol and 4′-hydroxyphenyl-3-(2′′,4′′,6′′-trihydroxyphenyl)-propan-2-ol, 3′,4′-dihydroxyphenyl-3-(2′′,4′′,6′′-trihydroxyphenyl)-propan-2-ol, and(More)
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