New antioxidant polyphenols from the medicinal mushroom Inonotus obliquus.

@article{Lee2007NewAP,
  title={New antioxidant polyphenols from the medicinal mushroom Inonotus obliquus.},
  author={Ivan Young Lee and Y-S. Kim and Yoon-Woo Jang and Jongkeun Jung and Bong-Sik Yun},
  journal={Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 24},
  pages={
          6678-81
        }
}
The fruiting body of Inonotus obliquus, a medicinal mushroom called chaga, has been used as a traditional medicine for cancer treatment. Although this mushroom has been known to exhibit potent antioxidant activity, the mechanisms responsible for this activity remain unknown. In our investigation for free radical scavengers from the methanolic extract of this mushroom, inonoblins A (1), B (2), and C (3) were isolated along with the known compounds, phelligridins D (4), E (5), and G (6). Their… CONTINUE READING
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