ANTIOXIDANT POTENTIAL OF MARINE CRAB PORTUNUS PELAGICUS FROM GULF OF MANNAR, SOUTHEAST COASTAbstract
Natural products offer great hope in the identification of bioactive compounds and their development into drugs for the treatment of various diseases. The present study aims to evaluate the antioxidant potential of Portunus pelagicus. P. pelagicus (Station-I) possessed 33.14% of inhibition, the highest DPPH activity, whereas Station II and Station III showed 31.42% and 30.85% of inhibition. Portunus pelagicus possessed 3.34% reducing ability at 1000 µg/ml concentration in the present study in station I, station II exhibited 2.62%, and station III shpwed2.55% at 1000 µg/ml concentration. The highest reducing ability was recorded at the station I, compared to stations II and III. The present study revealed that the tissue extract of Portunus pelagicus has antioxidant capacity, and it needs further characterization to improve the pharmacologically active marine natural products.
C. Shibana * and P. Subavathy
Department of Zoology, St. Mary’s College (Autonomous), Thoothukudi Tamil Nadu, India.
11 January 2021
24 April 2021
12 October 2021
01 December 2021