Journal of Drug Metabolism & Toxicology

Journal of Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
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ISSN: 2157-7609



Determination of MDA Levels in the Plant (Some Salvia L. Taxa Growing in Turkey)

Aysel Sari, Murat Kursat and Şemsettin Civelek

The aim of this study was to examine Malondialdehit (MDA) level in salvia. The amounts of malondialdehyde (MDA) that is the indicator of lipid peroxidation were determined in Salvias plants in seeds. In the present study, levels of MDA in mature seeds of the Salvia taxa [S. suffruticosa Montbret & Aucher ex Bentham, S. trichoclada Bentham, Salvia multicaulis Vahl, S. candidissima Vahl subsp. candidissima, S. russellii Bentham, S. verticillata L. subsp. verticillata, S. virgata Jacq., S. aethiopis L., S. ceratophylla L.] were examined. The amount of MDA in the seed was determined by HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography). The amount of MDA in the S. trichoclada (0.920 mg/l) was significantly higher than the MDA quantities in some other wild growing species, e.g. in S. virgata (0.556 mg/l), S. aethiopis (0.580 mg/l), S. ceratophylla (0.620 mg/l), S. russellii (0.632 mg/l), S. Suffruticosa (0.686 mg/l), S. multicaulis (0.687 mg/l), S. verticillata (0.788 mg/l) or S. candidissima (0.852 mg/l).