Anti-microbial and Anti-cancer Properties of Echinocystic Acid Extracted from Luffa cylindrica
Received Date: Jan 18, 2018 / Accepted Date: Feb 05, 2018 / Published Date: Feb 12, 2018
Triterpenoids are the most ubiquitous non-steroidal secondary metabolites in terrestrial and marine flora and fauna occurring in the free form as well as in the forms of ether, ester and glycosides. The diverse structural types of triterpenoids with useful biological activities, identification, biosynthesis for feed industry increases interest in triterpenoids. The widely occurring plant Luffa cylindrica was investigated for active triterpenoid sapogenins. The triterpenoid sapogenins were isolated by solvent extraction followed by chromatography and were defined by newer spectroscopic methods. These triterpenoid sapogenins from Luffa cylindrica were isolated and characterized. The anti-microbial and anti-cancer properties of echinocystic acid will be discussed.
Keywords: Luffa cylindrica; Anti-microbial activity; Anti-cancer activity; Disc Diffusion assay; MTT assay
Citation: Garai S, Ghosh R, Bandopadhyay PP, Mondal NC, Chattopadhyay A (2018) Anti-microbial and Anti-cancer Properties of Echinocystic Acid Extracted from Luffa cylindrica. J Food Process Technol 9:717. Doi: 10.4172/2157-7110.1000717
Copyright: ©2018 Garai S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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