IN VITRO ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF DIFFERENT GASTROPODS, BIVALVES AND ECHINODERM BY SOLVENT EXTRACTION METHODAbstract
Antioxidants can protect the human body from free radicals and ROS effects. They retard the progress of many chronic diseases as well as lipid peroxidation. The commercially used synthetic antioxidants BHA and BHT have been suspected of being responsible for liver damage and carcinogenesis. Hence, a need for identifying alternative natural and safe sources of antioxidants has been created, and the search for natural antioxidants, especially of marine origin, has notably increased in recent years. The aim of this current study is to find the antioxidant effect of marine invertebrates of molluscan group comprising gastropods, bivalves and echinoderms methanolic extract using different in-vitro assays such as DPPH, reducing power and total antioxidant activity. The present findings imply that, bivalves possess higher antioxidant activity that formed as regular seafood for mankind than other groups investigated; hence, these methanolic extracts can be served as ironic agents of antioxidants and also used as pharmaceutical agents to prevent various degenerative diseases where it demands further research towards purification and mechanisms of action.
Abirami Pachaiyappan, Arumugam Muthuvel*, Giji Sadhasivam, Vishwa Janani Vidhya Sankar, Narmadha Sridhar and Mohan Kumar
Faculty of Marine Sciences, Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai-608 502, Tamil Nadu, India
09 January, 2014
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01, June 2014