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Biological Activity of Curcuminoids Isolated from Curcuma longa

By Simay Çıkrıkçı, Erkan Mozioğlu and Hasibe Yılmaz

Abstract

Curcumin is the most important fraction of turmeric which is responsible for its biological activity. In this study, isolation and biological assessment of turmeric and curcumin have been discussed against standard bacterial and mycobacterial strains such as E.coli , S.aureus, E.feacalis, P.aeuroginosa, M.smegmatis, M.simiae, M.kansasii, M. terrae, M.szulgai and the fungi Candida albicans. The antioxidant activity of curcumin and turmeric were also determined by the CUPRAC method

Topics: Curcumin, turmeric, Curcuma longa, antimicrobial activity, antioxidant activity, CUPRAC method, Organic chemistry, QD241-441, Chemistry, QD1-999, Science, Q, DOAJ:Organic Chemistry, DOAJ:Chemistry, Botany, QK1-989, DOAJ:Botany, DOAJ:Biology, DOAJ:Biology and Life Sciences
Publisher: ACG Publications
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:184cfea8f9504708a9ed3fb4fb15f07f
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