In vitro Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitory Effects of The Extracts of Satureja cuneifolia

Fatma Gülruy AYDIN, Emir Alper TÜRKOĞLU, Müslüm KUZU, Turgut TAŞKIN
2021 Turkish Journal of Agricultural and Natural Sciences  
Carbonic anhydrases catalyze the interconversion between carbon dioxide and bicarbonate. Carbonic anhydrase inhibition has therapeutic importance and there are many drugs which use this mechanism. Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors are used as diuretic, antiglaucoma, antitumor and antiepileptic agents. As an alternative for synthetic chemicals with strong side effects, natural products have gained popularity in the recent years. In this study, Satureja cuneifolia, a medicinal plant used as folk
more » ... ine, was investigated for its inhibition effects on carbonic anhydrase I and II enzymes. Four different extracts were obtained with maceration method and three different solvents were used. The results have shown that methanol extracts of Satureja cuneifolia has the strongest inhibition activity on the enzymes with the IC50 values of 31 µg/mL for hCA I and 12 µg/mL for hCA II. Further purification and analytical studies will be needed to obtain the active natural molecules and their potential for pharma and food industries.
doi:10.30910/turkjans.980819 fatcat:m4um64ylfbdoti54fg4iztus6u