ACTA Pharmaceutica Sciencia 2020 , Vol 58 , Num 4
Enzyme Inhibitory and Antioxidant Activities of Different Extracts from Ruscus aculeatus L.
Turgut Taşkın 1 Ece Güler 2 Talip Şahin 3 Gizem Bulut 4
1 Marmara University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy, Istanbul, Tur
2 Marmara University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology, Istanbul, Turkey
3 Marmara University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Biochemistry, Istanbul, Turkey
4 Marmara University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.23893/1307-2080.APS.05828 The goal of this work was to evaluate in vitro antioxidant, anti-urease and anticholinesterase activities of Ruscus aculeatus L. using a variety of extracts. Antioxidant activities of different extracts from plant were evaluated using DPPH, FRAP, ABTS/ TEAC and CUPRAC methods. In addition, the anti-urease and anticholinesterase activities of the different extracts were compared by Indophenol and Ellman tests, respectively. In the present study, Soxhlet chloroform extract showed stronger antioxidant (DPPH, FRAP, CUPRAC) and anticholinesterase activity than other extracts. It was also found that the maceration ethanol extract showed the most potent anti-urease activity. The Soxhlet chloroform and maceration ethanol extracts from this species may be a natural resource candidate for the pharmaceutical and food industry due to the pharmacological effects (antioxidant, anticholinesterase and anti-urease effect). Keywords : R. aculeatus; antioxidant, anti-urease, anticholinesterase

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