Inhibitory effect of gnetin C, a resveratrol dimer from melinjo (Gnetum gnemon), on tyrosinase activity and melanin biosynthesis.

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Tyrosinase is the key enzyme involved in melanogenesis. The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro inhibitory effects of gnetin C, a resveratrol dimer isolated from melinjo (Gnetum gnemon) seeds, on tyrosinase activity and melanin biosynthesis in murine B16 cells. The inhibitory activities of gnetin C and resveratrol were shown to be almost equal… (More)

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@article{Yanagihara2012InhibitoryEO, title={Inhibitory effect of gnetin C, a resveratrol dimer from melinjo (Gnetum gnemon), on tyrosinase activity and melanin biosynthesis.}, author={Miyako Yanagihara and Maiko Yoshimatsu and Akinori Inoue and Tomoko Kanno and Tomoki Tatefuji and Ken Hashimoto}, journal={Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin}, year={2012}, volume={35 6}, pages={993-6} }