Enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidant properties of Indigofera longeracemosa An in vitro study

Author : V. Suseela, A. Dharani and R. Suganya

Antioxidant compounds present in many plants can protect cells against damage caused by ROS. The present study is focused on the assessment of antioxidant potential of Indigofera longeracemosa by evaluating both enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants. The activities of enzymatic antioxidants (Superoxide dismutase, Catalase, Glutathione-s-transferase, Glutathione peroxidase, Peroxidase, Ascorbate oxidase and Polyphenoloxidase) and non-enzymatic antioxidants (Total reduced glutathione, Vitamin E, Vitamin A and Vitamin C) were determined. From the present study, it can be concluded that the plant has the capability to scavenge the free radicals and protect against oxidative stress related disorders. In future, Indigofera longeracemosa may serve as a good pharmacotherapeutic agent.

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