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Title: In vitro antioxidant studies in leaves of Annona species
Authors: Baskar, R
Rajeswari, V
Kumar, T Sathish
Keywords: Annona species
Free radicals
Lipid peroxidation
Issue Date: May-2007
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Antioxidant potential of leaves of three different species of Annona was studied by using different in vitro models eg., 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH), 2,2-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothizoline-6-sulphonate) (ABTS), nitric oxide, superoxide, hydroxy radical and lipid peroxidation. The ethanolic extract of A.muricata at 500 μg/ml showed maximum scavenging activity (90.05%) of ABTS radical cation followed by the scavenging of hydroxyl radical (85.88%) and nitric oxide (72.60%) at the same concentration. However, the extract showed only moderate lipid peroxidation inhibition activity. In contrast, the extract of A.reticulata showed better activity in quenching DPPH (89.37%) and superoxide radical (80.88%) respectively. A.squamosa extract exhibited least inhibition in all in vitro antioxidant models excepting hydroxyl radical (79.79%). These findings suggest that the extracts of A. muricata possess potent in vitro antioxidant activity as compared to leaves of A. squamosa and A.reticulata suggesting its role as an effective free radical scavenger, augmenting its therapeutic value.
Page(s): 480-485
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Source:IJEB Vol.45(05) [May 2007]

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