Abstract Title:

Isolation and characterization of two antimicrobial agents from mace (Myristica fragrans).

Abstract Source:

J Nat Prod. 1991 May-Jun;54(3):856-9. PMID: 1955885

Abstract Author(s):

K Y Orabi, J S Mossa, F S el-Feraly


The two antimicrobial resorcinols malabaricone B [1] and malabaricone C [2] were isolated from mace, the dried seed covers of Myristica fragrans. Both compounds exhibited strong antifungal and antibacterial activities. Structure modifications by methylation or reduction resulted in diminished activity.

Study Type : In Vitro Study
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