Brassinosteroids in Rice Bran and Polished Rice

미강과 백미의 Brassinosteroid 활성물질

  • Park, Kyoung-Won (Department of Food Science and Technology, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Park, Jong-Dae (Department of Food Science and Technology, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Park, Keun-Hyung (Department of Food Science and Technology, Chonnam National University)
  • Published : 1996.04.30

Abstract

To investigate the presence of brassinosteroids in rice bran and pㅐlished rice, they were extracted with MeOH. The extracts were purified through sequential procedure of solvent fractionation, silica gel adsorption chromatography, Sephadex LH-20 column chromatography and charcoal adsorption chromatography. The activity of brassinosteroids was monitored by the rice inclination test and its presence was confirmed in each purification step. The purified active components were further separated by TLC and HPLC. Brassinosteroids in active fractions of rice bran were identified as castasterone and teasterone by HPLC. We acknowledge that our work is probably the first report of brassinosteroids in mature seeds of rice The more amount of brassinosteroids was confirmed in rice bran than polished rice. The contents of castasterone and teasterone which were identified in rice bran were 0.15 ng/g and 0.37 ng/g, respectively.

Keywords

brassinosteroids;rice bran;polished rice;rice inclination test