Biological activities of Solvent Fractions Isolated from Areca catechu L

  • Kim, Jun-Ho (Department of Fine Chemistry and New Materials, Sangji University) ;
  • Oh, Hae-Sook (Department of Food and Nutrition, Sangji University)
  • 김준호 (상지대학교 이공과대학 정밀화학 신소재학과) ;
  • Received : 2010.08.21
  • Accepted : 2010.12.09
  • Published : 2010.12.31

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the biological activities of Areca catechu L. The antioxidative, fibrinolytic, thrombin inhibitory, and ${\alpha}$-glucosidase inhibitory activities of Areca catechu L extracted with hexane, $CHCl_3$, ethyl acetate, butanol, and water were measured. The water fraction showed the highest extraction yield at 3.65% (w/w). The butanol, $CHCl_3$, water, and ethyl acetate fractions showed strong antioxidative activities at 81.6%, 87.1%, 88.0%, and 89.5%, respectively. The fibrinolytic activity was strong only in the ethyl acetate fraction at 0.84 plasmin units/ml. The 100-fold dilution of the water fraction had the strongest thrombin inhibitory activity at 59.2%. The 100-fold dilution of butanol fraction displayed the strongest ${\alpha}$-glucosidase inhibitory activity at 88.6%. In conclusion, the extracts of Areca catechu L hold promise for use in the development of biofunctional foods to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

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Supported by : 상지대학교

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