Neuroprotective effects of astringency-removed peel extracts of Diospyros kaki Thunb. cv. Cheongdo-Bansi on oxidatively-stressed PC-12 cells

청도반시(Diospyros kaki Thunb. cv. Cheongdo-Bansi) 탈삽 껍질 추출물의 산화스트레스로부터 PC-12 신경세포 보호 효과

  • Jeong, Da-Wool (Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Cho, Chi Heung (Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Rha, Chan Su (Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Lee, Seung Hwan (School of Food Science and Industry, Kyungil University) ;
  • Kim, Dae-Ok (Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Kyung Hee University)
  • 정다울 (경희대학교 식품생명공학과) ;
  • 조치흥 (경희대학교 식품생명공학과) ;
  • 라찬수 (경희대학교 식품생명공학과) ;
  • 이승환 (경일대학교 식품산업융합학부) ;
  • 김대옥 (경희대학교 식품생명공학과)
  • Received : 2017.05.09
  • Accepted : 2017.06.17
  • Published : 2017.10.31


Astringent persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb. cv. Cheongdo-Bansi) peel with the astringency removed, which is a by-product of dried persimmon (gotgam), was investigated for its antioxidant and neuroprotective properties. A mixture of peel and 40% (v/v) aqueous ethanol was subjected to ultrasonication and then thermal and nonthermal treatments, to produce thermally-treated and nonthermally-treated persimmon peel extracts (TPE and NTPE, respectively). The total phenolic and flavonoid contents and the antioxidant capacity of TPE was approximately 1.3-1.8 times higher than those of NTPE. TPE resulted in the increased viability of neuronal PC-12 cells compared with NTPE. Furthermore, intracellular oxidative stress in PC-12 cells was more decreased by treatment with TPE than NTPE. Cholinesterases, such as acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase, were more inhibited by treatment with TPE than NTPE. These results suggest that TPE is useful as a functional material to decrease oxidative stress in neuronal cells and to inhibit cholinesterases.


Supported by : 산림청(한국임업진흥원)


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