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Abstract Title:

Amaranth leaf extract protects against hydrogen peroxide induced oxidative stress in Drosophila melanogaster.

Abstract Source:

BMC Res Notes. 2021 May 17 ;14(1):188. Epub 2021 May 17. PMID: 34001252

Abstract Author(s):

Ndinawe Johnmark, Hellen W Kinyi

Article Affiliation:

Ndinawe Johnmark


OBJECTIVE: Amaranths leaves are rich in ascorbic acid and polyphenol compounds which have antioxidant activity. The aim of this study was to evaluate their in vivo antioxidant activity. The effect of consumption of Amaranth leaf extract on in vivo antioxidant activity, catalase enzyme activity and HOinduced oxidative stress in Drosophila melanogaster flies was assessed.

RESULTS: Consumption of Amaranth leaf extract was associated with increased survival on exposure to Hoin a dose dependent manner in Drosophila melanogaster flies. The study concludes that the ethanolic extract of Amaranth leaves offer protection against hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress.

Study Type : Insect Study

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