Capillary electrophoresis as a screening tool for alpha amylase inhibitors in plant extracts
Article, Other literature type
Hamdan, Imad I.
Afifi, Fatima U.
- Publisher: Elsevier BV
Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal,
Original Article | Pharmaceutical Science | Pharmacology
mesheuropmc: food and beverages
Capillary electrophoresis (CE) method was developed for screening plant extract for potential alpha amylase (AA) inhibitory activity. The method was validated against a well established UV method. Overall, the proposed method was shown able to detect plants with significant alpha amylase inhibitory activity but not those with rather clinically insignificant activities. Fifty plant species were screened using both the proposed CE method and the UV method and seven plant species were found to possess significant AA inhibitory activities. Two plant species were proved to have alpha amylase inhibitory activity for the first time.