Essential oil composition and biological aspects of Aconitum heterophyllum
Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

Essential oil composition and biological aspects of Aconitum heterophyllum

World Nutraceutical Conference and Expo

July 13-15, 2015 Philadelphia, USA


Panjab University, India

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Nutr Food Sci

Abstract :

Aconitum heterophyllum Wall. is consumed for its promising medicinal properties in several parts of the world. Present study consists of hydro distillation, antioxidant potential and in-silico antiapoptotic study of A. heterophyllum oil. Antioxidant activities were evaluated by in-vitro assays i.e., 2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), Cupric Reducing Antioxidant Capacity (CUPRAC) and Superoxide inhibitor. It was found that the anti-oxidative effect of A. heterophyllum oil was dose dependent upto 200 ?¼g/ml. For studying the apoptotic nature of the volatile constituents, in silico studies were carried out using BCL-2 anti-apoptotic receptors (BCL-2, BCL-XL and MCL-1). To understand the cascade of mechanisms leading to apoptosis, NF- ?ºB was also considered. Docking score of various constituents with specific receptors were compared and it was found that ?²-fenchol binds best with NF-?ºB with the dock score of -4.36 kcal/ mol as compared to the selective inhibitors parthenolide (dock score was -3.04 kcal/mol). However, the constituents show favorable binding affinity for the receptors in the case of BCL- 2 receptor, ?±-longipinene has a dock score of -4.26 kcal/mol as compared to that of standard inhibitor ABT 263 (-4.67 kcal/ mol); Another constituent i.e., neryl acetate shows a dock score of -4.05 kcal/mol with BCL-XL as compared to stand inhibitor ABT 737 (-9.47 kcal/mol).

Biography :

Yashika is a researcher at University institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, India

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