Antioxidant Effect of Assai Palm Methanolic Extract

Assai 열매 메탄올 추출물의 항산화 효과

  • 최철웅 (전라남도천연자원연구원) ;
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  • 조성환 (경상대학교 식품공학과, 농업생명과학연구원)
  • Received : 2011.06.20
  • Accepted : 2011.11.11
  • Published : 2011.12.30


The methanolic product of assai(Euterpe oleracea Mart) scavenged the intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and 1,1-diphenyl-2- picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical, and prevented lipid peroxidation. The radical-scavenging activity of assai palm methanolic extract protected the viability of peritoneal macrophage cells exposed to hydrogen peroxide($H_2O_2$). Furthermore, the extract reduced the apoptotic-cell formation induced by $H_2O_2$, as demonstrated by the decrease in the number of hypodiploid cells and in the apoptotic-cell body formation. These results indicate that assai palm methanolic extract has radical-scavenging activity and ameliorates $H_2O_2$-induced cytotoxicity.


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