Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
Online ISSN : 1881-7742
Print ISSN : 0301-4800
ISSN-L : 0301-4800
Behavior of 3, 4-Endiol Form of 2, 3-Diketo-Gulono-δ-Lactone Formed from Dehydro-L-Ascorbic Acid in Deoxygenated and Neutral Solution
Masanosuke TAKAGIAtsushi KAWAIIRIKunihiko NAKATANaofumi MORITA
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1989 Volume 35 Issue 1 Pages 61-70


The formation of L-ascorbic acid (AsA) was observed when dehydro-L-ascorbic acid (DHA) was dissolved in neutral buffer solutions under N2 bubbling at room temperature. The reduction of DHA was done with the lactonized compound of 2, 3-diketo-L-gulonic acid (DKG), that is, the 3, 4-endiol form of 2, 3-diketo-gulono-b-lactone (3, 4-End DKGL). 3, 4-End DKGL was formed from DHA or DKG (yield about 10%) under N2 bubbling in neutral buffer solution (pH 7.2). This material was not stable in neutral or alkaline solutions. 3, 4-End DKGL suppressed more strongly the linoleic acid (LA) peroxidation in the medium containing 20% EtOH and 10mM LA than did AsA. This may suggest the possibility that 3, 4-End DKGL reproduces AsA from DHA in physiological status.

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