Chemical Constituents of the Leaves, Stems, and Fruits of Synsepalum dulcificum
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Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach. & Thonn.) Daniell (Sapotaceae), also known as the miracle fruit, is indigenous to West Africa. The glycoprotein miraculin, from the pulp of the berry, makes sour foods taste sweet . Earlier studies reported the isolation of phenolics and flavonoids from the skin, pulp, and seeds ; β-sitosterol, stigmasterol, pheophytin-a, pheophytin-b, lupeol, lupenone, lupeol acetate, and α-tocopheryl quinone from the MeOH extract of the leaves ; N-trans-feruloyltyramine, N-cis-feruloyltyramine, N-trans-feruloylmethoxytyramine, N-cis-feruloyl methoxytyramine, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, methylparaben, vanillic acid, isovanillic acid, and syringic acid from the MeOH extract of the roots ; and dihydroferuloyl-5-methoxytyramine, (+)-syringaresinol, (+)-epi-syringaresinol, acetonyl-3,5-dimethoxy-p-quinol, cis-p-coumaric acid, trans-p-coumaric acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, syringic acid, vanillic acid, veratric acid, N-cis-feruloyltyramine, N-trans-feruloyltyramine,...
KeywordsEtOAc Ursolic Acid Vanillic Acid Oleanolic Acid Polar Fraction
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