In-Vitro Soybean Lipoxygenase Activity of Malaysian Medicinal Plants


Fadzureena J., Mazura M.P.
Medicinal Plants Programme, Division of Forest Biotechnology, Forest Research Institute Malaysia, 52109 Kepong, Selangor




In-Vitro Soybean Lipoxygenase Activity of Malaysian Medicinal Plants


Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Seminar (MAPS 2008)


38th October - 22nd October 2008)

Place Held

The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur


The search for new pharmacologically active agents obtained by screening natural sources such as plant extracts has led to the discovery of many clinically useful drugs that play a major role in the treatment of human diseases. The objective of this study is to look for a potential source of lipoxygenase inhibitor from selected medicinal plants. A total of 34 methanol extracts from 15 species of Malaysian medicinal plants were evaluated for their inhibitory activity against soybean 15-lipoxygenase (15-sLO). Results showed that the stem extracts of Garcinia man gostana and Coniothalamus umbrosus exhibited very high activity against lipoxygenase assay. The leaf and fruit extracts of G. mangosfana, root extract of G. umbrosus and the leaf extracts of Thespesia populnea showed high activity (more than 70% inhibition) at concentration 100 g/ml.


Garcinia mangostana, Goniothalamus umbrosus, Thespesia populnea, lipoxygenase


Poster Abstracts


Think Global, Act Local: A New Paradigm In Malaysian Herbal Industry (Prof. Emeritus Dr. Abdul Latif Ibrahim-UNISEL)