Ficus carica; isolation and quantification of the photoactive components *

@article{Zaynoun1984FicusCI,
  title={Ficus carica; isolation and quantification of the photoactive components
 *},
  author={Shukrallah Zaynoun and B. G. Aftimos and Lanja A. Ali and K. K. Tenekjian and U. Khalide and Amal. K. Kurban},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
  year={1984},
  volume={11}
}
The presence and levels of furocoumarins in several parts of Ficus carica including the milky sap, were investigated. The results show that psoralen and bergapten are the only significant photoactive compounds, and are present in appreciable quantities in the leaf and shoot sap but are not detected in the fruit or its sap. These compounds are more concentrated in the leaf sap compared to the shoot sap. The psoralen levels are several times higher than those of bergapten. Lower concentrations of… 

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