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From miso, saké and shoyu to cosmetics: a century of science for kojic acid

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Covering: 1907 to 2006

This article reviews the curious history of kojic acid, discovered as a fungal natural product in 1907. It was one of the first secondary metabolites to have its biosynthetic pathway studied by the isotope tracer technique, and, more recently, has been of interest as a skin lightening agent. There are 112 references.

Graphical abstract: From miso, saké and shoyu to cosmetics: a century of science for kojic acid

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The article was received on 23 Jul 2006 and first published on 18 Oct 2006


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/B603758P
Citation: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2006,23, 1046-1062

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    From miso, saké and shoyu to cosmetics: a century of science for kojic acid

    R. Bentley, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2006, 23, 1046
    DOI: 10.1039/B603758P

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