Antioxidant and Anti-Tyrosinase Activity from Olea Leaf Extract Depended on Seasonal Variations and Chromagraphy Treatment


In the present study, olive leaf extract, harvested from four seasons, extracted with solvent (methanol and water), was treated by D101 and Sephadex LH-20, and divided into 10 fractions by TLC detection. The antioxidant activity was evaluated using DPPH, superoxide anion scavenging and reducing power assays. Tyrosinase inhibitory activity was also performed with L-DOPA as substrate. On extraction method, there is no significant difference in methanol and water. Among 12 months, autumn showed the best harvest time in whole. OLE showed 90% tyrosinase inhibitory activity and inhibition type was non-competitive competition. By chromagraphy treatment, the ingredients of polysacchmaride and protein showed high bioactivity towards antioxidant and anti-tyrosinase activity, the rest part showed different extent of activity and prove some effect by chromatography treatment indirectly. OLE might be a valuable bioactive source and can be applicable in both the cosmetic and medical use.

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D. Yang and M. Ouyang, "Antioxidant and Anti-Tyrosinase Activity from Olea Leaf Extract Depended on Seasonal Variations and Chromagraphy Treatment," International Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 391-397. doi: 10.4236/ijoc.2012.24054.

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