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Zhao, Yi
Wang, Xiaoyan
Kawai, Motoko
Liu, Jiankang
Liu, Miao
Mori, Akitane
Abstract

Chinese ant extract preparations (CAEP) are a Chinese traditional medicine which is mainly used as a health food or drink for the treatment of rheumatism, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic hepatitis, sexual hypofunction, and antiaging in China. The effects on free radicals were examined by electron spin resonance spectrometry using the spin trapping agent 5.5-dimethyl-1-pyrroline-1-oxide (DMPO). Superoxide radicals (3.35 x 10(15) spins/ml) were quenched 50% by the extract at 0.5 mg/ml. The CAEP extract at 0.7 mg/ml inhibited 50% of hydroxyl radicals (52.0 x 10(15) spins/ml) generated by the Fenton reaction. Against DPPH radical, the scavenging action of CAEP was observed at 1.8 mg/ml of the extract and 50% of the DPPH radicals (8.14 x 10(15) spins/ml) were quenched. In vitro tests showed that CAEP inhibited the production of thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances, an index of lipid peroxidation, in rat brain homogenate.

Keywords
free radical scavenger
antioxidant
hydroxyl radical
superoxide radical
lipid peroxidation
Amo Type
Article
Published Date
1995-12
Publication Title
Acta Medica Okayama
Volume
volume49
Issue
issue6
Publisher
Okayama University Medical School
Start Page
275
End Page
279
ISSN
0386-300X
NCID
AA00508441
Content Type
Journal Article
language
英語
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Refereed
True
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