Ayaz Ahmad1* and Sahrish Khan2*
1Department of Biology, Govt. Degree College, Pakistan 2Department of Biotechnology, Quaid-e-Azam University, PakistanFulltext PDF
The seeds of Poncirus trifoliata (Khatti) have 44.3% proteins and were selected as a source of bioactive peptides through the germination in this study. Bradford assay (protocol) was utilized to measure the protein contents in the aqueous extract of the sample plant. Antioxidant, antibacterial and anti diabetic pharmacological activities of the seed protein extract were tested through the set protocols. The protein extract of the seeds showed the antioxidant, antibacterial and anti diabetic activity and results came near the standard drugs. Antibacterial activity of the plant peptides which have rare contact with the human pathogenic organisms can combat the resistance against the antibiotics. It was observed that the bioactive peptides play dual role, it not only sensitize the cells for insulin also effect on the β cells, and enhance the production of insulin. Plant scientists are switching towards the natural sources which are safer, healthier and have therapeutic activity, because bioactive peptides are reported as antioxidant, antibacterial, anti diabetic, antihypertensive, and as anti cancerous agents.
Bioactive peptides; Antioxidants; Antibacterial; Anti diabetic; Antihypertensive; Anti cancerous agents
Ahmad A, Khan S. Bioactive Peptides as Antioxidant, Antibacterial, Anti- Diabetic, Antihypertensive, and as Anti- Cancerous Agents obtained from the Extract of Poncirus trifoliata Seeds. Ann Med Medical Res. 2020;3:1032..