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Acetylcholinesterase Inhibition and Antioxidant Activity in Essential Oils from Schinus areira L. and Schinus longifolia (Lindl.) Speg
ANA PAULA MURRAY; VELA GUROVIC, MARÍA SOLEDAD; RODRIGUEZ, SILVANA; MARIA GABRIELA MURRAY; ADRIANA FERRERO
Natural Products Communications
Natural Products Inc.
Lugar: Westerville, Ohio, USA; Año: 2009 vol. 4 p. 873 - 876
The essential oils of Schinus areira L. and S. longifolia (Lindl.) Speg. (Anacardiaceae) have been studied for their in vitro anti-acetylcholinesterase and antioxidant activities. The chemical composition of the oils obtained by hydrodistillation was determined by GC-MS. Fruit and leaf oils of S. areira were analyzed separately. The essential oil from S. longifolia elicited marked enzymatic inhibition (IC50 = 20.0 ± 1.0 mg/mL) and showed radical scavenger activity (IC50 = 25.2 ± 2.4 mg/mL). The essential oil from S. areira leaves was more active than that of the fruits in both bioassays.