K. Baskaran*, N. Nirmaladevi, M. A. Rathi
Department of Biochemistry, Sree Narayana Guru College, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
Dr. K. Baskaran, Msc, MPhil, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry, Sree Narayana Guru College, Coimbatore- 641105, Tamilnadu, India
Objective: In the present study, the ability of scavenging free radicals of the Methanol, Chloroform and Ethyl acetate of Solanum torvum seed . Materials and Methods: S. torvum seed was determined by using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), 2, 2’-Azinobis-(3-Ethylbenzothiazoline-6-Sulfonic Acid) (ABTS+), Ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP), Nitric oxide scavenging assay (NO), Superoxide anion radical scavenging (SOD), Hydroxyl radical scavenging assay (HRSA), Hydrogen Peroxide radical assay (HPRA). Results: The results indicate that the Ethyl acetate seed extract of Solanum torvum has good antioxidant potential and it can be regarded as promising candidates for natural plant sources of antioxidants. Conclusion: S. torvum seed can be further studied to isolate the phyto compounds responsible for the antioxidant activity.
Keywords: Solanum torvum L, DPPH, Nitric oxide radical scavenging, Antioxidant, Oxidative stress