publication . Article . 2012

Antioxidant and cytotoxicity effects of seed oils from edible fruits

Olubunmi Atolani; Joshua Omere; C.A. Otuechere; A. Adewuyi;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Journal of Acute Disease (issn: 2221-6189, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Abstract
Objective: To propose a natural remedy for the some acute diseases the fatty acids profile, antioxidant and cytotoxicity potentials of seed oils from natural sources have been examined. Methods: The fatty acids profile of seed oils from sweet orange, grape, lime and watermelon obtained by soxhlet extraction were trans-esterified and examined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The antioxidant activity using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl assay were examined and compared with gallic acid and α-tocopherol while the cytotoxicity were examined via the brine shrimp cytotoxicity assay using cyclophosphamide as a reference standard. Results: Sweet ora...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: food and beverages
free text keywords: Antioxidant, Fatty acids, Seed oils, Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid, RC86-88.9, Cytotoxicity
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