Biological Activities of Extracts from Aerial Parts of Salvia pachyphylla Epling Ex Munz
AbstractThe antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiproliferative, and enzyme inhibitory properties of five extracts from aerial parts of Salvia pachyphylla Epling ex Munz were examined to assess the prospective of this plant as a source of natural products with therapeutic potential. These properties were analyzed by performing a set of standard assays. The extract obtained with dichloromethane showed the most variety of components, as they yielded promising results in all completed assays. Furthermore, the extract obtained with ethyl acetate exhibited the greatest antioxidant activity, as well as the best xanthine oxidase inhibitory activity. Remarkably, both extracts obtained with n-hexane or dichloromethane revealed significant antimicrobial activity against the Gram-positive bacteria; additionally, they showed greater antiproliferative activity against three representative cell lines of the most common types of cancers in women worldwide, and against a cell line that exemplifies cancers that typically develop drug resistance. Despite that, other extracts were less active, such as the methanolic or aqueous; their results are promising for the isolation and identification of novel bioactive molecules. View Full-Text
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Almada-Taylor, G.; Díaz-Rubio, L.; Salazar-Aranda, R.; Waksman de Torres, N.; Uranga-Solis, C.; Delgadillo-Rodríguez, J.; Ramos, M.A.; Padrón, J.M.; Hernández-Martínez, R.; Córdova-Guerrero, I. Biological Activities of Extracts from Aerial Parts of Salvia pachyphylla Epling Ex Munz. Plants 2018, 7, 105.
Almada-Taylor G, Díaz-Rubio L, Salazar-Aranda R, Waksman de Torres N, Uranga-Solis C, Delgadillo-Rodríguez J, Ramos MA, Padrón JM, Hernández-Martínez R, Córdova-Guerrero I. Biological Activities of Extracts from Aerial Parts of Salvia pachyphylla Epling Ex Munz. Plants. 2018; 7(4):105.Chicago/Turabian Style
Almada-Taylor, Gabriela; Díaz-Rubio, Laura; Salazar-Aranda, Ricardo; Waksman de Torres, Noemí; Uranga-Solis, Carla; Delgadillo-Rodríguez, José; Ramos, Marco A.; Padrón, José M.; Hernández-Martínez, Rufina; Córdova-Guerrero, Iván. 2018. "Biological Activities of Extracts from Aerial Parts of Salvia pachyphylla Epling Ex Munz." Plants 7, no. 4: 105.
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