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Título: Antioxidant and anticholinesterasic activities of Morella faya (Aiton) Wilbur extracts
Autor: Silva, Bruno J. C.
Seca, Ana M. L.
Moreno-Rodriguez, L.
Barreto, Maria do Carmo
Palavras-chave: Morella faya
Data: 2014
Editora: Georg Thieme Verlag
Citação: Silva, B.; Seca, A. M. L.; Moreno-Rodriguez, L.; Barreto, M. C. (2014). Antioxidant and anticholinesterasic activities of Morella faya (Afton) Wilbur extracts. "Planta Medica", 80(16), 1433-1433. ISSN 1439-0221
Resumo: Morella faya (Aiton) Wilbur (Myricaceae), formerly Myrica faya, is a shrub or small tree native to Macaronesia, Spain and Portugal and invasive in Hawai'i [1]. In the present study, bioactivities of extracts from leaves and bark collected in S. Miguel, Azores, were determined. Extracts were prepared by sequentially extracting the dry material with dichloromethane and acetone at room temperature. The antioxidant activity of the extracts was determined by the DPPH radical scavenging and FeCl3 reduction assays, total phenolics by the Folin-Ciocalteau method and in vitro anticholinesterasic (anti-AChE) activity by a modification of the Ellman method [2]. The dichloromethane extracts did not present any of these activities between 4.9 and 1250 µg/mL. Both acetone extracts presented a high antioxidant activity. For the DPPH scavenging activity, EC50= 17.7 ± 0.13 and 16.9 ± 0.36 µg/mL for leaves and bark, respectively and 4.5 ± 1.1 µg/mL for quercetin (positive control). In the FeCl3reduction assay, EC50 values were 3.8 ± 0.40 and 3.9 ± 0.16 µg/mL for leaves and bark respectively, and 0.995 ± 0.06 µg/mL for gallic acid (positive control). The acetone extracts also showed anti-AChE activity, stronger for the bark, with IC50= 82.9 ± 6.16 µg/mL and weaker for the leaves, with IC50= 333.0 ± 27.3 µg/mL, which are interesting values for whole extracts. Anti-AChE activity was inversely proportional to the amount of phenolic compounds, 639.3 ± 17.8 mg GAE/g of leaf extract and 95.3 ± 6.55 mg GAE/g of bark extract, therefore the compounds responsible for this effect do not belong to this group. The antioxidant activity cannot be explained by the amount of these compounds alone, since it was quite similar for both acetone extracts and did not therefore reflect the differences in polyphenol content.
Descrição: 62nd International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA), August 31-September 4, Guimarães, Portugal.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.3/4131
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1394726
ISSN: 1439-0221
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