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    Author(s): Joseph J. Karchesy; Richard W. Hemingway; L. Yeap Foo; Elisabeth Barofsky; Douglas F. Barofsky
    Date: 1986
    Source: Analytical Chemistry 58(12):2563-2567
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Polymeric procyanidins (condensed tannins) are present in a wide distribution of plants, occurring in particularly high concentrations in some barks, leaves, and fruits (1). These phenolic polymers complex with proteins and therefore inhibit enzyme activity (2), are important contributors to the flavor of foods (3, 4), and influence the nutritional value of plants (5,6).

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    Karchesy, Joseph J.; Hemingway, Richard W.; Foo, L. Yeap ; Barofsky, Elisabeth; Barofsky, Douglas F. 1986. Sequencing procyanidin oligomers by fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry 58(12):2563-2567

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