Antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities of Terminalia chebula
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Free radicals react with biological molecules and destroy the structure of cells, which eventually causes free-radical induced disease such as cancer, renal failure, aging, etc. In this study, 6 extracts and 4 pure compounds of Terminalia chebula RETZ. were investigated for anti-lipid peroxidation, anti-superoxide radical formation and free radical scavenging activities. The superoxide radical scavenging of the 4 pure compounds was further evaluated using electron spin resonance (ESR) spectrometry. The results showed that all tested extracts and pure compounds of T. chebula exhibited antioxidant activity at different magnitudes of potency. The antioxidant activity of each pure compound was derived from different pathways and was suggested to be specific.

Author(s): 
Cheng, Hua-Yew
Lin, Ta-Chen
Yu, Kuo-Hua
Yang, Chien-Min
Lin, Chun-Ching
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Journal Abbreviation: 
Biol. Pharm. Bull.
Publication Date: 
2003-09
Publication Year: 
2003
Pages: 
1331-1335
Volume: 
26
Issue: 
9
ISSN: 
0918-6158
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 12951481

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Hua-Yew Cheng, Ta-Chen Lin, Kuo-Hua Yu, Chien-Min Yang and Chun-Ching Lin. 2003-09. "Antioxidant and free radical scavenging activities of Terminalia chebula." Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin 26: 9: 1331-1335.

Wikipedia Citation

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