2-0-(β-l-Arabinopyranosyl)-Myo-Inositol as a Main Constituent of Tea (Camellia Sinensis)

Kanzo Sakata, Harumi Yamauchi, Akihito Yagi, Kazuo Ina, László Párkányi, Jon Clardy

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Abstract

A new main tea constituent, 2-0-(p-L-arabinopyranosyl)-myo-inositol (1, ca. 0.8%of a Japanese green tea) was characterized by 13C-NMR spectroscopy. The inositol glycoside (1) has been found not only in all the tea extracts so far examined but also in the homogenate of Camellia sinensis var. sinensis (“Yabukita cultivar”), suggesting its physiological importance in carbohydrate metabolism in the tea plant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2975-2979
Number of pages5
JournalAgricultural and Biological Chemistry
Volume53
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - nov. 1989

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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