Antioxidant Activities of Viviparus Contectus Extract Against Tert-Butylhydroperoxide-Induced Oxidative Stress
In this study, the antioxidant properties of Viviparus contectus (V. contectus) extract were evaluated for various radical scavenging activities, ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP), ABTS radical scavenging activity and oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC). In addition, inhibition effect of the V. contectus extract against DNA scission induced by hydroxyl radical was measured. We also studied the protective effect of V. contectus extract against oxidative damage through measurements of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) in Chang cells and zebrafish embryo. We found that V. contectus extract contains strong radical scavenging activities and antioxidant properties, which prevent tert-butylhydroperoxide (t-BHP)-induced oxidative stress, enhance cell viability, reduce ROS production, inhibit oxidative damage and improve mitochondrial function in Chang cells. Also, we determined that the V. contectus extract reduced ROS production mediated by t-BHP induced oxidative stress on zebrafish embryo.
KeywordsAntioxidant activity Viviparus contectus Oxidative stress
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The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest.
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