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Antioxidant capabilities of Litsea Garciae bark extracts and their relation to the phytochemical compositions

Raduan, Siti Zaleha and Ahmed, Qamar Uddin and Kasmuri, Abdul Razak and Ahmad Rusmili, Muhamad Rusdi and Mia, Md Abdur Rashid and Wan Sulaiman, Wan Mohd Azizi and Mahmood, Muhammad Hamdi and Shaikh, Mohd Farooq (2022) Antioxidant capabilities of Litsea Garciae bark extracts and their relation to the phytochemical compositions. Malaysian Applied Biology, 51 (1). pp. 99-118. ISSN 2462-151X

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The plant species belonging to the Litsea genus are widely investigated due to their nutritional and medicinal purposes. In this regard, this study is another similar sincere effort in which the antioxidant property and phytochemical composition of Litsea garciae (L. garciae) bark’s hexane, chloroform, methanol, and aqueous extracts were evaluated to confirm its traditional benefits. The total flavonoid content (TFC) and total phenolic content (TPC) were determined first, followed by an assessment of in vitro antioxidant activity using the DPPH and FRAP assays. The composition of the secondary metabolites was determined using Ultra-High-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (UHPLC-MS). As a result, methanol extract was recorded to have the highest TPC value aligned with its positive appearance in phytochemical screening. Its antioxidant capacity indicated the least IC50. The results indicated that the significant free radical scavenging activity was due to the methanolic extract’s high phenolic content. The secondary metabolites found in the methanol extract varied significantly according to UHPLC-MS analysis. The major phenolic compounds were found including N-trans-feruloyl-4-O-methyldopamine, N-cisferuloyltyramine, epicatechin-(4beta->6)-epicatechin-(2beta->7,4beta->8)-epicatechin, 7-Hydroxy-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)4-propyl-2H-1-benzopyran-2-one and 9-O-Methylneodunol. In general, the results indicate that L. garciae bark may be a promising source of novel natural compounds with antioxidative properties.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antioxidant, aqueous, chloroform, hexane, Litsea garciae, methanol
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr Qamar Uddin Ahmed
Date Deposited: 13 May 2022 17:23
Last Modified: 13 May 2022 17:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97912

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