Lipoxygenase inhibiting activity of some Malaysian plants

Chung, L.Y. and Soo, W.K. and Chan, K.Y. and Mustafa, Mohd Rais and Goh, S.H. and Imiyabir, Z. (2009) Lipoxygenase inhibiting activity of some Malaysian plants. Pharmaceutical Biology, 47 (12). pp. 1142-1148. ISSN 1388-0209,

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In this study 160 plant samples representing more than 30 plant families collected from the Malaysian forests were assessed for their ability to inhibit lipoxygenase activity. The lipoxygenase inhibiting activity was measured using the 96-well microplate-based ferric oxidation of xylenol orange (FOX) assay. The screening parameters, including z’ factor, indicated that the assay method adopted was robust and suitable for highthroughput screening. In the preliminary screen, four plant extracts displayed inhibitory activity of 70% or higher. The active plant extracts were isolated from Agelaea borneensis Merr. (Connaraceae) (bark) (IC 50,1.6 μg/mL), Chisocheton polyandrus Merr. (Meliaceae (bark) (3 μg/mL), Garcinia cuspidata King (Guttiferae) (bark) (28.3 μg/mL) and Timonius flavescens Baker (Rubiaceae) (leaf) (8.9 μg/mL).

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Additional Information: Address for Correspondence: L. Y. Chung, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel.: +603 79674971; Fax: +603 79674964; E-mail:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anti-inflammatory; FOX assay; Inflammation; Lipoxygenase; Malaysian Plants
Subjects: R Medicine
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 04:33
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 06:27

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