Free-radical Scavenging properties and Cytotoxic Activity Evaluation of Latex C-serum from Hevea brasiliensis RRIM 600

Authors

  • Leandra Ernst Kerche-Silva Departamento de Física, Química e Biologia, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/UNESP, Presidente Prudente, SP, 19060-080,
  • Dalita Gomes Silva Morais Cavalcante Departamento de Física, Química e Biologia, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/UNESP, Presidente Prudente, SP, 19060-080,
  • Caroline Silva Danna Departamento de Física, Química e Biologia, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/UNESP, Presidente Prudente, SP, 19060-080,
  • Andressa Silva Gomes Departamento de Física, Química e Biologia, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/UNESP, Presidente Prudente, SP, 19060-080,
  • Iriana Moratto Carrara Departamento de Patologia Geral, Centro de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, PR, 86.057-970,
  • Alessandra Lourenço Cecchini Departamento de Patologia Geral, Centro de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, PR, 86.057-970,
  • Eidi Yoshihara Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (APTA), Presidente Prudente, SP, 19015-970,
  • Aldo Eloizo Job Departamento de Física, Química e Biologia, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia/UNESP, Presidente Prudente, SP, 19060-080,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5530/fra.2017.1.16

Keywords:

Latex C-serum, Antioxidant, Hevea brasiliensis, FTIR, Cell viability

Abstract

Background: There are few studies exploring the antioxidant properties of the latex C-serum of the Hevea brasiliensis latex and their possible use for therapeutic application. Objective: This study investigated the in vitro antioxidant activity of the latex C-serum of H. brasiliensis and assessed the cytotoxicity of this fraction in two human cell lines derived from normal tissue (MRC-5 and CCD 1059sk. Chemical characterization was also assessed. Methods: Latex from H. brasiliensis was centrifuged and the C-serum phase was tested for in vitro free radical scavenging assays, such as hydroxyl and nitric oxide radicals, hydrogen peroxide and total antioxidant capacity by the phosphomolibdate method. Latex C-serum was also investigated for cytotoxic properties by the MTT test. Latex C-serum was chemical characterized by Infrared Spectroscopy Fourier Transform (FTIR). Results: Latex C-serum effectively scavenged hydroxyl and nitric oxide radicals and hydrogen peroxide and presented potent antioxidant activity. The results were compared to ascorbic acid, a standard antioxidant. The cytotoxicity evaluation of latex C-serum demonstrated cell line dependency and for CCD 1059sk cells derived from skin fibroblasts, latex C-serum was not cytotoxic. FTIR showed the presence of proteins in latex C-serum. Conclusion: Latex C-serum from Hevea brasiliensis presented strong antioxidant potential and these results openthe possibility of further studies aiming the use of latex C-serum as treatment for skin diseases related to reactive oxygenspecies or skin preventive pharmacological formulations.

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Published

2016-09-01

How to Cite

Ernst Kerche-Silva, L. ., Gomes Silva Morais Cavalcante, D. ., Silva Danna, C. ., Silva Gomes, A., Moratto Carrara, I. ., Lourenço Cecchini, A. ., Yoshihara, E., & Eloizo Job, A. (2016). Free-radical Scavenging properties and Cytotoxic Activity Evaluation of Latex C-serum from Hevea brasiliensis RRIM 600. Free Radicals and Antioxidants, 7(1), 107–114. https://doi.org/10.5530/fra.2017.1.16