Evaluation of the antioxidant activity of extracts obtained from the seaweed Caulerpa taxifolia

Evaluation of the antioxidant activity of extracts obtained from the seaweed Caulerpa taxifolia

Evandro Valentim da Silva1*, Romário Correia dos Santos2, Jose Ferreira Silva Neto3, George Chaves Jimenez4, Ivone Antônia de Souza5; Fálba Bernadete Ramos dos Anjos6

1Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Farmacêuticas da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco UFPE; 2Graduando do Curso de Odontologia da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE. 3Programa de Pós-Graduação em Química Fundamental da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco UFPE; 4Professor de Fisiologia Animal da Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco- UFRPE; 5Professora do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Farmacêuticas da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE; 6Professora do Departamento de Histologia e Embriologia – UFPE

International Journal of Bioscience and Medicine

This study aimed to evaluate the antioxidant activity of the extracts of marine seaweed Caulerpa taxifolia by two methods of study of antioxidant activity. The antioxidant activity of the extracts hidroalcolico, methanol and hidroalcolico was evaluated according to Mitsuda (1967). The ability of the extracts to kidnap hydrogen peroxide was determined by Ruch method (1989). The analysis carried out by reading the samples in octoplicata in spectrophotometer, it was possible to calculate the antioxidant and scavenging activities of the extracts hydrogen peroxide. The antioxidant activity presented by the three extracts from C. taxifolia by the ferric thiocyanate method varied each other, showing the methanol extract greater activity than the alcohol and aqueous extracts hydro, may be due to the presence of secondary metabolites like terpenoids. The kidnapper power of hydrogen peroxide of Caulerpa taxifolia strata known significant values when compared to the reference drug.

Keywords:Green algae, Ferric thiocyanate, Hydrogen peroxide.

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Evandro Valentim da Silva, Romário Correia dos Santos, Jose Ferreira Silva Neto, George Chaves Jimenez, Ivone Antônia de Souza; Fálba Bernadete Ramos dos Anjos, Evaluation of the antioxidant activity of extracts obtained from the seaweed Caulerpa taxifolia. International Journal of Bioscience and Medicine, 2019; 3:9. DOI: 10.28933/ijbm-2019-05-1805.


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