Takahashi Y, Inaba N, Kuwahara S, Kuki W
Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, 2003
We studied the antioxidative action to evaluate the effect of citrus essential oil components on human LDL in vitro. Among the authentic volatile compounds tested, gamma-terpinene showed the strongest antioxidative effect, and inhibited both the Cu(2+)-induced and AAPH-induced oxidation of LDL. gamma-Terpinene added after 30 min (mid-lag phase) and 60 min (propagation phase) of incubation of LDL with Cu(2+) inhibited LDL oxidation.
Takahashi Y, Inaba N, Kuwahara S, et al. Antioxidative effect of citrus essential oil components on human low-density lipoprotein in vitro. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2003;67(1):195-197.