Origanum species native to the island of Crete: in vitro antioxidant characteristics and liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry identification of major polyphenolic components

  title={Origanum species native to the island of Crete: in vitro antioxidant characteristics and liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry identification of major polyphenolic components},
  author={Asma Tair and Erika-Krisztina Weiss and Laurentiu Mihai Palade and Sofia Loupassaki and Dimitris P. Makris and Efstathia Ioannou and Vassilios Roussis and Panagiotis Kefalas},
  journal={Natural Product Research},
  pages={1284 - 1287}
Extracts from three Origanum species, including Origanum microphyllum, Origanum dictamnus and Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum, native to the island of Crete (southern Greece), were partly fractionated through successive partition with ethyl acetate and n-butanol. All the fractions obtained were profiled with regard to their major polyphenolic constituents, using liquid chromatography-diode array-mass spectrometry. Furthermore, the antioxidant potency of each fraction was assessed by estimating… 
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