Editor-in-Chief Hatice Kübra Elçioğlu Vice Editors Levent Kabasakal Esra Tatar Online ISSN 2630-6344 Publisher Marmara University Frequency Bimonthly (Six issues / year) Abbreviation J.Res.Pharm. Former Name Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal
Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal 2018 , Vol 22 , Issue 1
evaluation of anti-lipase activity of leaf and bark extracts from Aquilaria subintegra and A. malaccensis
Mastura IBRAHIM1,Saripah Salbiah SYED ABDUL AZZIZ1,Chee Fah WONG2,Wan Nor Izzati WAN MOHAMAD DIN1,Wan Rusmawati WAN MAHAMOD1,Yuhanis Mhd BAKRI1,Mohamad Syahrizal AHMAD1,Rozita YAHAYA1,Nor Hadiani ISMAIL3,Wan Mohd Nuzul Hakimi Wan SALLEH1
1Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
2Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak, Malaysia
3Faculty of Pharmacy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam Campus, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
DOI : 10.12991/mpj.2018.46 Obesity is one of the serious health condition in the world and contributes to many chronic illnesses augmenting to high risk of death rate. With the purpose of obesity treatment, natural sources come to be significant to replace commercial drugs due to their harmful effect to the body. Therefore, a lot of studies were conducted on natural sources due to their potential as medicinal herbs. Aquilaria sp. plants are well known in traditional medicine as a sedative, analgesic and digestive. Even though there were no reports on applications of Aquilaria sp. towards obesity treatment, this plant has traditionally been used as laxative for weight reducing. In this study, the anti-lipase activity of an extract of barks and leaves from A. subintegra and A. malaccensis were investigated. The anti-lipase activity was measured by colorimetric assay on pancreatic lipase activity using porcine pancreatic lipase (PPL; triacylglycerol lipase, EC The result indicated that among these two species of Aquilaria, A. malaccensis bark in dichloromethane crude showed high anti-lipase activity. Thus, these results suggest that Aquilaria sp. plant extracts might be of therapeutic interest with respect to the treatment. Keywords : A. subintegra ; A. malaccensis ; anti-lipase ; pancreatic lipase
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