Antioxidant and hypoglycemic activities of extract and fractions of Rambutan seeds (Nephelium lappaceum L.)

Published on Aug 13, 2015
Sylvia Soeng2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Maranatha Christian University),
Endang Evacuasiany2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Maranatha Christian University)
+ 1 AuthorsNurul Fauziah3
Estimated H-index: 3
Objective : This research was done  to measure the antioxidants and hypoglycemic activities of Nephelium lappaceum L. seed (NLS) extract and fractions. Methods: The ethanol extract of rambutan seeds were prepared by maseration method and the fractions (n-hexane, ethyl acetate, buthanol and water) by separation of extract based on the polarity. The antioxidant activity was determined by using  superoxide dismutase value (SOD), 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity. The hypoglycemic activity was determined by using inhibition of α-glucosidase test. The DPPH scavenging and hypoglycemic activities were analized by median of Inhibitory Concentration (IC-50). Results: The highest SOD activity showed that ethyl acetate and aqueous fraction of NLS were 3.3771 µg/ml and 3.0374 µg/ml. Meanwhile DPPH assay showed that both NLS extract and fractions had low DPPH scavenging activity. Hypoglycemic activity showed that extract of NLS had highest activity as α-glucosidase inhibitor. Conclusion: Nephelium lappaceum L. seed extract and fractions have high SOD antioxidant value but low DPPH scavenging activity and can be used as potential hypoglycemic agent. Key Words: antidiabetic; antioxidants; α-glucosidase; hypoglycemic; scavenging
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Published on Jan 1, 2010in Bioresource Technology 5.81
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Massachusetts Amherst),
Young-In Kwon30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Hannam University)
+ 1 AuthorsKalidas Shetty56
Estimated H-index: 56
(University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Fruit extracts of different strawberry cultivars were evaluated for their potential to contribute to the dietary management of hyperglycemia-linked to type 2 diabetes and related hypertension. In vitro inhibition of α-amylase, α-glucosidase, and angiotensin-1-converting enzyme (ACE) activity was evaluated using fruit extracts and correlated to phenolic content and antioxidant activity. There were significant differences between cultivars in both phenolic-linked antioxidant activity and inhibitor...
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Published on Aug 1, 2011in Food Research International 3.52
Uma D. Palanisamy17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Monash University),
Thamilvaani Manaharan7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Malaya)
+ 3 AuthorsTheanmalar Masilamani3
Estimated H-index: 3
Abstract Plant extracts have been suggested as a rich as yet unexplored source of potentially useful anti-diabetic drugs. Recent scientific investigations have confirmed the efficacy of many of these preparations, as effective antioxidants; able to regenerate functional pancreatic beta cells and has a hypoglycemic potential. In this study, the exotic rambutan ( Nephelium lappaceum L.) fruit's rind has been shown to be effective in inhibiting the carbohydrate hydrolyzing enzymes, alpha glucosidas...
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Published on Feb 1, 2004in Carbohydrate Research 2.07
Yong-Mu Kim2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Kangwon National University),
Myeong-Hyeon Wang21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Kangwon National University),
Hae-Ik Rhee12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Kangwon National University)
Abstract Inhibitors of carbohydrate-hydrolysing enzymes play an important role for the treatment of diabetes. To our knowledge, a number of inhibitors such as, 1-deoxynojirimycin, acarbose and voglibose have been identified as a result of screening of secondary metabolites up to now. In this note, we report the inhibitory effect on carbohydrate hydrolysis of ethanol extracts from more than 1400 species of plants with the aim of identifying a potential antihyperglycemic drug. Pinus densiflora bar...
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Published on Jun 15, 1999
John M.C. Gutteridge66
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1. Oxygen is a toxic gas - an introductionto oxygen toxicity and reactive species 2. The chemistry of free radicals and related 'reactive species' 3. Antioxidant defences Endogenous and Diet Derived 4. Cellular responses to oxidative stress: adaptation, damage, repair, senescence and death 5. Measurement of reactive species 6. Reactive species can pose special problems needing special solutions. Some examples. 7. Reactive species can be useful some more examples 8. Reactive species can be poison...
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Published on Jan 1, 2000in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry 1.25
Jong-Sang Kim22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Kyungpook National University),
Chong-Suk Kwon10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Andong National University),
Kun Ho Son5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Andong National University)
Twenty-one naturally occurring flavonoids were tested for inhibitory activities against alpha-glucosidase (EC and alpha-amylase (EC Luteolin, amentoflavone, luteolin 7-O-glucoside, and daidzein were the strongest inhibitors among the compounds tested. Luteolin inhibited alpha-glucosidase by 36% at the concentration of 0.5 mg/ml and was stronger than acarbose, the most widely prescribed drug, in inhibitory potency, suggesting that it has the possibility to effectively suppress...
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Published on Nov 1, 2007in Lwt - Food Science and Technology 3.13
Yau Yan Lim19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Monash University Malaysia Campus),
J. Murtijaya1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Monash University Malaysia Campus)
The total phenolic content (TPC) and antioxidant activity of fresh and dried Phyllanthus amarus plant materials were evaluated using the Folin-Ciocalteau method, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging activity and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) assays. Different drying treatments led to significant reduction (P<0.05) in antioxidant properties of P. amarus methanolic extracts, with microwave drying causing the highest decrease in TPC and antioxidant activity exhibi...
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Published on Feb 1, 2012in Natural Product Research 1.93
Xiao Nan Yang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Daegu University),
Sun Chul Kang33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Daegu University)
The antioxidant activities of the water and ethanol extracts of F. koreana flowers were evaluated using DPPH, superoxide anion (• ), and nitric oxide (•NO) radical scavenging activity assays. The SC50 values of the water extract of F. koreana on DPPH, • and •NO were 48.39, 24.36 and 100.21 µg mL−1, respectively. The SC50 values of the ethanol extract of F. koreana on the aforesaid free radicals were 57.50, 49.00 and 146.08 µg mL−1, respectively. Further, the total phenolic contents of both extra...
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Published on Nov 1, 2011in Lwt - Food Science and Technology 3.13
Wanrada Sirisompong1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Kasetsart University),
Wannee Jirapakkul4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Kasetsart University),
Utai Klinkesorn11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Kasetsart University)
Abstract Response surface methodology (RSM) was used to study the effect of moisture content (1.59–18.41 g/100 g), extraction time (2.3–10.7 h) and particle size (0.09–2.11 mm) on the fat yield from rambutan kernels using hexane extraction. The physical and chemical characteristics of rambutan fat were also determined. The optimum conditions obtained from response surface analysis was 4.99 g/100 g moisture, 1.05 mm particle size and 9.2 h extraction time. Under these optimum conditions, the maxi...
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Published on Mar 1, 2005in Biologia Plantarum 1.42
R. K. Sairam26
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(Indian Agricultural Research Institute),
Girish Chand Srivastava13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Indian Agricultural Research Institute)
+ 1 AuthorsR. C. Meena10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Indian Agricultural Research Institute)
Effects of long-term sodium chloride salinity (100 and 200 mM NaCl; ECe = 6.85 and 12.3 dS m−1) were studied in tolerant (Kharchia 65, KRL 19) and susceptible (HD 2009, HD 2687) wheat genotypes. NaCl decreased relative water content (RWC), chlorophyll content (Chl), membrane stability index (MSI) and ascorbic acid (AA) content, and increased the contents of hydrogen peroxide, thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), and activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), ascorbate peroxidase (APOX...
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Published on Jun 1, 2006in Journal of Ethnopharmacology 3.12
Pulok K. Mukherjee33
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(Jadavpur University),
Kuntal Maiti12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Jadavpur University)
+ 1 AuthorsPeter J. Houghton55
Estimated H-index: 55
(King's College London)
Diabetes mellitus is caused due to deficiency in production of insulin by the pancreas, or by the ineffectiveness of the insulin produced. It is a global problem and number of those affected is increasing day by day. The plants provide a potential source of hypoglycemic drugs because many plants and plant derived compounds have been used in the treatment of diabetes. Several medicinal plants have found potential use as hypoglycemic in the Indian system of medicines, including ayurveda. Many Indi...
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Trends in Food Science and Technology 6.61
C. Hernández-Hernández (Autonomous University of Coahuila), Raúl Rodríguez-Herrera16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Autonomous University of Coahuila)
+ 4 AuthorsJuan A. Ascacio-Valdés9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Autonomous University of Coahuila)
Abstract Background The rambutan ( Nephelium lappaceum L) is an exotic fruit native to the Southeast Asia and currently cultivated in different tropical areas, among them in southern Mexico. It is characterized by its nutritionals and functionals properties and has been relevant for its commercialization and acceptance in different countries and Mexico represents one of the main producers and exporter of rambutan in the world. Scope and approach In this review, we summarize information about of ...
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