Tyrosinase inhibitors from Anacardium occidentale fruits.

  title={Tyrosinase inhibitors from Anacardium occidentale fruits.},
  author={Isao Kubo and Ikuyo Kinst-Hori and Yoshiharu Yokokawa},
  journal={Journal of natural products},
  volume={57 4},
Anacardic acids, 2-methylcardols, and cardols isolated from various parts of the cashew [Anacardium occidentale] (Anacardiaceae) fruit have been found to exhibit tyrosinase inhibitory activity. Kinetic studies with the two principal active compounds, 6-[8(Z),11(Z),14-pentadecatrienyl]salicylic acid and 5-[8(Z),11(Z),14-pentadecatrienyl]resorcinol, have indicated that both of these phenolic compounds exhibit characteristic competitive inhibition of the oxidation of L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine… CONTINUE READING

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