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Cis Jasmone

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Jasmone is a natural organic compound extracted from the volatile portion of the oil fromjasmine flowers. It is a colorless to pale yellow liquid that has the odor of jasmine. Jasmone can exist in two isomeric forms with differing geometry around the pentenyl double bond, cis-jasmone and trans-jasmone. The natural extract contains only the cis form, while synthetic material is often a mixture containing both forms, with the cis form predominating. Both forms have similar odors and chemical properties.

Jasmone is produced within plants by the metabolism of jasmonate, from linolenic acid by the octadecanoid pathway. It can act as either an attractant or a repellent for various insects. Commercially jasmone is used primarily in perfumes and cosmetics.

An attempt to make Z jasmone – an important constituent of many perfumes

In fact one synthesis uses the following as carbon sources:

cis (Z) jasmone ,

cas no 488-10-8, 3-methyl-2-[(2Z)-pent-2-en-1-yl]cyclopent-2-en-1-one

ref-(Can. J. Chem. 1978, Vol 56, p2301)

1    W. Theilheimer. Synthetic Methods of Organic Chemistry. Volume 31, 1977, p. 352 
2   Tetrahedron, 39 (24), p. 4127, 1983

Thomas Koch, Katja Bandemer, Wilhelm Boland (1997). "Biosynthesis of cis-Jasmone: a pathway for the inactivation and the disposal of the plant stress hormone jasmonic acid to the gas phase?". Helvetica Chimica Acta 80 (3): 838–850.doi:10.1002/hlca.19970800318.

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Source of anticancer agents---Broccoli

Broccoli as a source of anticancer agents

Most of the people are aware of healthy benefits of broccoli but the active constituents which makes broccoli to possess anticancer property may not be well known., The anticancer effect of Selenium (Se)-enriched broccoli will be highlighted according to the work done by researcher from Gunma University, Japan (Abdulah, et al.).

As a member of Se-accumulator Brassica family, broccoli accumulates Se-methylselenocysteine as the major Se compound when it is germinated in Se-enriched media. Therefore, Se-enriched broccoli accumulates two active anticancer agents: sulforaphane and Se-methylselenocysteine. The anticancer property of Sulforaphane, belonging to isothiocyanates and Se-methylselenocysteine has already been reported (Nishikawa, et. al, and Kim et. al. respectively).
Recently, broccoli sprouts have received considerable attention, because they contain ten times more sulforaphane than broccoli florets. Many studies have shown that both cruciferous vegetables and selenium may reduce the incidence of prostate cancer. 
1. Abdulah, R., Faried, A., Kobayashi, K., Yamazaki, C., Suradji, E. W., Ito, K., Suzuki, K., Murakami, M., Kuwano, H., Koyama, H. BMC Cancer2009, 9, 414.
2. Kim, T., Jung, U., Cho, D. Y., Chung, A.-S. Carcinogenesis2001, 22, 4, 559-565.
3. Nishikawa, T., Tsuno, N. H., Tsuchiya, T., Yoneyama, S., Yamada, J., Shuno, Y., Okaji, Y., Tanaka, J., Kitayama, J., Takahashi, K., Nagawa, H. Ann Surg Oncol. 2009, 16, 534–543.

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