Inhibitory activity of xanthine-oxidase and superoxide scavenger properties of Inga verna subsp. affinis. Its morphological and micrographic characteristics.

@article{Vivot2001InhibitoryAO,
  title={Inhibitory activity of xanthine-oxidase and superoxide scavenger properties of Inga verna subsp. affinis. Its morphological and micrographic characteristics.},
  author={E Vivot and Juan de Dios Mu{\~n}oz and M del Carmen Crua{\~n}es and M J Crua{\~n}es and Alejandro Tapia and Guillermo Schmeda Hirschmann and Elvia Mart{\'i}nez and O Di Sapio and Martha A. Gattuso and Susana Zacchino},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2001},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={65-71}
}
Hexane, dichloromethane and ethanolic extracts of Inga verna subsp. affinis were evaluated as inhibitors of xanthine-oxidase and as scavengers of the superoxide produced by the action of the enzyme. Ethanolic but not hexane and dichloromethane extracts showed inhibitory properties of xanthine-oxidase (IC50=27.3 microg/ml) with an additional superoxide scavenging capacity (IC50=12.7 microg/ml). The antioxidant potential was confirmed with the free radical 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl (DPPH… CONTINUE READING