Kaur, R and Thind, T and Singh , Bikram and Arora, S (2009) Inhibition of lipid peroxidation by extracts/subfractions of Chickrassy (Chukrasia tabularis A. Juss.). Naturwissenschaften, 96 (1). pp. 129-133. ISSN 0028-1042

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Polyphenols and polyphenol-rich fractions of plants have been reported to have protective effects against lipid peroxidation, most probably by serving as scavengers of free radicals and/or by chelating metal ions. In the present study, the effect of different extracts/ subfractions of Chickrassy (Chukrasia tabularis) on peroxyl radical mediated damage to the polyunsaturated fatty acids was investigated. Liver homogenate was used as experimental material. The production of malondialdehyde served as a marker of lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress. It was observed that polyphenol-rich fractions, particularly the ethyl acetate fractions of bark and leaves, showed the highest protective activity of 83.02% and 88.62% inhibition, respectively. This study will help in knowing the scientific validation of this plant, for its use in ayurvedic formulations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Radicals; Polyphenols; Lipid peroxidation; TBARS
Subjects: Plant sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2011 06:59
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 06:59
URI: http://ihbt.csircentral.net/id/eprint/298

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