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Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2018, 6(2), 69-73
DOI: 10.12691/jfnr-6-2-1
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Screening Study on Enzyme Inhibitory Activities of Some Mongolian Plant Leaves

Enkhtsetseg Enkhtuya1, 2, , Tomoko Shimamura2, , Takehiro Kashiwagi2 and Hiroyuki Ukeda3

1School of Industrial Technology, Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

2Faculty of Agriculture and Marine Science, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan

3Center for Regional Collaboration, Kochi University, Kochi, Japan

Pub. Date: February 01, 2018

Cite this paper:
Enkhtsetseg Enkhtuya, Tomoko Shimamura, Takehiro Kashiwagi and Hiroyuki Ukeda. Screening Study on Enzyme Inhibitory Activities of Some Mongolian Plant Leaves. Journal of Food and Nutrition Research. 2018; 6(2):69-73. doi: 10.12691/jfnr-6-2-1

Abstract

In this study, 50% ethanol extract prepared from air-dried leaves of nine plants grown wildly in Mongolia were characterized for their inhibitory activity of tyrosinase, α-glucosidase, hyaluronidase, lipase, and angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) in order to identify potential new sources for dietary prevention of certain non-communicable diseases and skin health promotion from domestic plant kingdom. The results of this study indicate that out of the selected nine Mongolian plant leaves, V.vitis-idaeae, R.altissimum, and R.acicularis leaves presented strong inhibitory activity of mushroom tyrosinase, R.acicularis and P.anomala leaves exhibited good anti α-glucosidase and anti hyaluronidase activity, V.vitis-idaeae leaf showed appreciable inhibition of lipase activity, and P.anomala leaf effectively inhibited ACE. Among them P.anomala and R.acicularis leaves were found to be the most promising natural source with multiple biological properties.

Keywords:
tyrosinase hyaluronidase α-glucosidase lipase angiotensin I-converting enzyme inhibitory activity plant leaves

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