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Opuntia Elatior

Sumit Arora

ISBN 10: 3659444855 / ISBN 13: 9783659444852
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72 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.2in.Opuntia elatior Mill. (Cactaceae) is a xerophytic perennial bushy shrub, 1-3 m tall, widely distributed throughout India. It is commonly known as Prickly pear and Slipper Thorn. Almost all parts of the plant are used in traditional medicinal system for curing various diseases. Its fruits, roots and leaves possess anticonvulsant, antidepressant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, hypolipidemic and antipyretic activity. The phylloclades (cladodes) are considered as very tasty, stomachic and cure inflammations, tumors and pains. Ripe fruits of the plant contain red pigment i. e. betanin which is betacyanin pigment. The hydro-alcoholic extract of Opuntia elatior fruits was studied for its in-vitro antioxidant and cytotoxic activity by using DPPH radical scavenging and MTT assay on K-562 cell line (Human chronic myelocytic leukemia). The total phenolic, flavonoid, flavonone and betanin pigment content were also estimated by spectrophotometric methods. It showed the significant antioxidant activity with IC50 value 88. 16gml and potent cytotoxic action against K-562 cell line with IC50 value of 25 Mml compared with the standard. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783659444852

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Title: Opuntia Elatior

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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Opuntia elatior Mill. (Cactaceae) is a xerophytic perennial bushy shrub, 1-3 m tall, widely distributed throughout India. It is commonly known as Prickly pear and Slipper Thorn. Almost all parts of the plant are used in traditional medicinal system for curing various diseases. Its fruits, roots and leaves possess anticonvulsant, antidepressant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, hypolipidemic and antipyretic activity. The phylloclade’s (cladodes) are considered as very tasty, stomachic and cure inflammations, tumors and pains. Ripe fruits of the plant contain red pigment i.e. betanin which is betacyanin pigment. The hydro-alcoholic extract of Opuntia elatior fruits was studied for its in-vitro antioxidant and cytotoxic activity by using DPPH radical scavenging and MTT assay on K-562 cell line (Human chronic myelocytic leukemia). The total phenolic, flavonoid, flavonone and betanin pigment content were also estimated by spectrophotometric methods. It showed the significant antioxidant activity with IC50 value 88.16µg/ml and potent cytotoxic action against K-562 cell line with IC50 value of 25 µM/ml compared with the standard.

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He is working as Asst. Professor Senior Grade, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, R.T.M. Nagpur University, Nagpur (India). He is having 18 yrs. of industrial & academic experience. He has 25 publications in reputed journals, guided 45 students for M. Pharm. and 07 students are pursuing Ph.D.

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