Research Article | Volume: 3, Issue: 12, December, 2013

In vitro screening for acetylcholinesterase inhibition of Baliospermum montanum, Humboldtia brunonis Wall. var. raktapushpa and Pittosporum viridulum

Biju John Sulaiman CT Sadashiva CT Satheesh George and VRK Reddy   

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Published:  Dec 30, 2013

DOI: 10.7324JAPS.2013.31211
Abstract

Ethanolic extracts of three medicinal plants collected from South India were analyzed for their activity towards acetylcholinestrase (AChE) enzyme. The AChE inhibition was measured spectrophotometrically. All the three species namely, Baliospermum montanum, Humboldtia brunonis Wall. var. raktapushpa and Pittosporum viridulum showed substantial inhibitory activity towards acetylcholinesterase with IC50 values, 137.5µg/ml, 128.7 µg/ml and 105.3µg/ml, respectively.


Keyword:     Baliospermum montanum Humboldtia brunonis Pittosporum viridulumacetylcholinesterase inhibiters.


Citation:

Biju John, Sulaiman C T, Sadashiva C T, Satheesh George and V R K Reddy. In vitro screening for acetylcholinesterase inhibition of Baliospermum montanum, Humboldtia brunonis Wall. var. raktapushpa and Pittosporum viridulum. J App Pharm Sci, 2013; 3 (12): 063-065.

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