Protective effects of organic solvent fractions from the seeds of Vigna radiata L. wilczek against antioxidant mechanisms

Hum Exp Toxicol. 2011 Aug;30(8):904-9. doi: 10.1177/0960327110382565. Epub 2010 Aug 27.


This study was conducted to evaluate the in vitro scavenging activity and inhibitory effect of low-density lipoprotein oxidation of pro-oxidant reactive species in response to treatment with organic solvent fractions from mung bean (seeds of Vigna radiata) extracts using various screening methods including biological and non-biological oxidants. The antioxidant activity of different organic solvent fractions from mung bean extracts were studied in vitro methods by evaluating the total phenol components, measuring the antioxidant activity by trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity, measuring the scavenging effects on reactive oxygen species and on reactive nitrogen species as well as measuring the inhibitory effect on Cu(2+)-induced human low-density lipoprotein oxidation. The mung bean extracts were found to have a potent scavenging activity against all of the reactive species tested as well as an inhibitory effect on low-density lipoprotein oxidation, the studied mung bean was revealed to be very effective against the evaluated pro-oxidant species, including reactive oxygen species and on reactive nitrogen species.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chemical Fractionation
  • Ethanol / chemistry
  • Fabaceae / chemistry*
  • Free Radical Scavengers / isolation & purification
  • Free Radical Scavengers / pharmacology*
  • Free Radicals / chemistry*
  • Humans
  • Lipoproteins, LDL / chemistry*
  • Oxidation-Reduction
  • Plant Extracts / isolation & purification
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
  • Seeds / chemistry*
  • Solvents / chemistry


  • Free Radical Scavengers
  • Free Radicals
  • Lipoproteins, LDL
  • Plant Extracts
  • Solvents
  • Ethanol