Inhibitory effect of Calamintha nepeta subsp glandulosa essential oil on lipoxygenase


DEMİRCİ B., TEMEL H. E. , Portakal T., KIRMIZIBEKMEZ H., DEMİRCİ F., BAŞER K. H. C.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI, vol.36, no.4, pp.290-295, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.290-295

Abstract

Objective: Scavenging of free radicals and inhibition of lipoxygenase are important target in the treatment of a variety of inflammatory diseases. Calamintha nepeta (L.) Savi subsp. glandulosa (Req.) P.W. Ball of Lamiaceae was previously reported in the treatment of several diseases in folk medicine. In this study, the essential oil of C. nepeta subsp. glandulosa was investigated for its radical scavenging activity and inhibitory effect on lipoxygenase.