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Isolation and Characterization of Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Compounds from Tarconanthus camphoratus L

Isolation and Characterization of Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Compounds from Tarconanthus camphoratus L

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Title: Isolation and Characterization of Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Compounds from Tarconanthus camphoratus L
Author: Jamal, W; Bari2, A; Mothana, RA; Basudan, O; Ng, SW
Abstract: In recent years, the increase in the prevalence of multiple resistant bacteria demands new antimicro-bial compounds from various sources such as medicinal plants. Thus, the search for herbal extracts may offer a unique potential for the development of novel agents to treat infections. It is well known that reactive oxygen species (ROS) are able to damage cellular constituents such as DNA, proteins and lipids and act as a secondary messenger in inflammation. Antioxidants can scavenge ROS and can also modulate inflammation pathways. The use of antioxidants may be useful in the treatment or prophylaxis of certain diseases e.g. Alzheimer’s disease, heart diseases, stroke, arteriosclerosis, dia¬betes and cancer. Tarconanthus camphoratus L. showed marked antioxidant, anticancer and antimi¬crobial activities, and it may become a potential lead for antioxidants and antimicrobial compounds. The plant grows in southern regions of Saudi Arabia and Yemen and it is the only plant belonging to the genus Tarconanthus found in both countries.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/19591
Date: 2015


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