Editor-in-Chief İlkay Küçükgüzel Associate Editor Esra Tatar Online ISSN 2630-6344 Publisher Marmara University Frequency Quarterly (January-April-July-October) Abbreviation J.Res.Pharm. Former Name Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal
Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal 2019 , Vol 23 , Issue 1
Prulaurasin content of leaves, kernels and pulps of Prunus lauracerasus L. (Cherry Laurel) during ripening
İlker DEMİRBOLAT1,Murat KARTAL1
1Bezmialem Vakıf University, Center of Education, Practice and Research in Phytotherapy, 34093, Fatih, İstanbul, Turkey
2Marmara University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 34668, Haydarpaşa, İstanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.12991/jrp.2018.110 Cyanogenic glycosides are highly toxic compounds distributed over 2500 taxa as secondary metabolites which release cyanide and benzaldehyde when degraded by endogenous enzymes. In this study, prulaurasin - a cyanogenic glycoside - content of Prunus lauracerasus L. (cherry laurel) leaves, kernels and pulps were investigated during the ripening period with a high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method. In leaves, prulaurasin pursues a relatively linear path while in kernels, it rapidly increases during fruit development. The higher amount of prulaurasin was quantified in the early stages of pulps and decreased over time to an undetectable level in mature form to form an edible fruit that promotes propagation. Keywords : Prunus lauracerasus L; cherry laurel; high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC); cyanogenic glycosides; prunasin; prulaurasin
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