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Table 1 Proximate chemical composition of soft coral samples, extraction efficiency, and sterol content of 70% ethanol extracts separated from soft coral samples

From: Soft corals collected from Jeju Island inhibits the α-MSH-induced melanogenesis in B16F10 cells through activation of ERK

  In freeze died soft coral powder 70% ethanol extract
Ash (%) Lipids (%) Protein (%) Extraction efficiency (%) Sterol content (%)
D. castanea (DC) 72.29 ± 1.18 1.25 ± 0.14 12.84 ± 1.65 22.57 ± 0.12 1.39 ± 0.14
D. gigantea (DG) 59.04 ± 1.93 1.29 ± 0.08 15.94 ± 0.71 37.18 ± 2.45 1.34 ± 0.12
D. puetteri (DP) 73.14 ± 0.81 1.24 ± 0.09 12.34 ± 0.52 14.97 ± 0.97 1.47 ± 0.17
D. spinulosa (DS) 65.43 ± 0.43 0.75 ± 0.15 17.82 ± 0.22 17.95 ± 1.97 0.91 ± 0.09