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Evaluation of Geranium spp., Helleborus spp. and Hyssopus spp. polyphenolic extracts inhibitory activity against urease and α-chymotrypsin.
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PMID:  23317419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract This study was meant to determine the inhibitory activity of tannins and flavonoid compounds from Geranium robertianum, Helleborus purpurascens and Hyssopus officinale plant polyphenol rich extracts against urease and α-chymotrypsin. The G. robertianum, H. purpurascens and H. officinale extracts were purified and concentrated by microfiltration and ultrafiltration. Phenolic compounds including flavonoids and tannins have been linked to many pharmacological activities. Thus, the polyphenolic content of the extracts was assessed by UV-Vis spectroscopy and HPLC. The concentrated extracts enriched in polyphenolic compounds (flavonoids, tannins and phenolic acids) showed a significant inhibition against urease from jack bean (over 90%), whereas in case of the α-chymotrypsin, they proved to have an inhibition below 54%. The results of this support the use of G. robertianum, H. purpurascens and H. officinale polyphenolic extracts as potential sources of urease inhibitors. Among the three plant extracts tested, H. officinale polyphenolic extracts exhibited a high inhibitory activity (92.67%) against urease and low inhibition (19.6%) against α-chymotrypsin and could be considered as possible remedy in ulcer treatment.
Authors:
Gabriela Paun; Simona Carmen Litescu; Elena Neagu; Andreia Tache; Gabriel Lucian Radu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of enzyme inhibition and medicinal chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1475-6374     ISO Abbreviation:  J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101150203     Medline TA:  J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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National Institute for Research Development of Biological Sciences, Centre of Bioanalysis , 296 Spl. Independentei, PO Box 17-16, Bucharest 6 , Romania and.
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