Bioassay-directed isolation of active compounds with antiyeast activity from a cassia fistula seed extract

Jothy, S.L. and Zakaria, Z. and Chen, Y. and Lau, Y.L. and Latha, L.Y. and Shin, L.N. and Sasidharan, S. (2011) Bioassay-directed isolation of active compounds with antiyeast activity from a cassia fistula seed extract. Molecules, 16 (9). pp. 7583-7592. ISSN 1420-3049


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Background and objective: Cassia fistula L belongs to the family Leguminosae, and it is one of the most popular herbal products in tropical countries. C. fistula seeds have been used as a herbal medicine and have pharmacological activity which includes anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties. The goal of this study was to identify compounds from C. fistula seeds which are responsible for anti-Candida albicans activity using bioassay-directed isolation. Results: The preliminary phytochemical screening of the plant seed revealed the presence of anthraquinones, flavonoids, saponins, tannins and terpenoids. The isolation of active compounds was carried out in four steps: multiple extractions, fractionation using column chromatography and purification using preparative thin-layer chromatography (TLC) and liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS). The structure of separated compounds was determined on the basis of mass spectrometry data. One compound was identified is roseanone. Conclusions: The MS analysis on the active fraction from seed extract of C. fistula confirmed the presence of roseanone with antiyeast activity.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Bioactive compounds bioassay-directed isolation natural products extraction fractionation medicinal-plants natural-products antibacterial drugs
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry
Depositing User: Ms Nursyafiqah Abd Malek
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012 03:45
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2012 03:45

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