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BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015 Aug 4;15:263. doi: 10.1186/s12906-015-0771-8.

Isolation of methyl gamma linolenate from Spirulina platensis using flash chromatography and its apoptosis inducing effect.

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1
Department of Pharmaceutical chemistry, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS University, Mysore, India.
2
Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytopharmacy, J. S. S. College of Pharmacy, Rock lands, Ooty-643 001, Tamilnadu, India. spdhanabal@jsscpooty.org.
3
Research Associate, Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytopharmacy, JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty-643001 JSS University, Mysore, India.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Isolation of methyl gamma linolenate from Spirulina platensis using flash chromatography and its apoptosis inducing effect against human lung carcinoma A- 549 cell lines.

METHODS:

Gamma linolenic acid is an important omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) of medicinal interest was isolated from microalgae Spirulina platensis using flash chromatography system (Isolera system) as its methyl ester. The isolated methyl gamma linolenate was characterized by IR, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and mass spectral analysis and the data were consistent with the structure.

RESULTS:

The percentage yield of isolated methyl gamma linolenate is found to be 71% w/w, which is a very good yield in comparison to other conventional methods. It was subjected to in-vitro cytotoxic screening on A-549 lung cancer cell lines using SRB assay and result was compared with standard rutin.

CONCLUSION:

It may be concluded that the Flash chromatography system plays a major role in improving the yield for the isolation of methyl gamma linoleate from Spirulina platensis and the isolated molecule is a potent cytotoxic agent towards human lung carcinoma cell lines, however it may be further taken up for an extensive study.

PMID:
26238515
PMCID:
PMC4545820
DOI:
10.1186/s12906-015-0771-8
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