Antimicrobial, Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Activities of Callistemon citrinus (Curtis) Skeels

  • Md Enamul Haque Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • Afrin Sultana Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • Biazid Alam Shibib Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • Md Mirazul Islam Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
Keywords: Callistemon, Myrtaceae, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Cytotoxic

Abstract

The petroleum ether, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts of the stem bark of Callistemon citrinus were subjected to screenings for antimicrobial and antioxidant activities and brine shrimp lethality. The ethyl acetate  extract and its column fractions XVIII and XIV exhibited moderate antimicrobial activity, while the methanol extract  revealed significant antioxidant activity having IC50 of 3.84 ?g/ml. The methanol extract and fraction-II showed  potent cytotoxic its cytotoxicity with the LC50 of 11.27 and 11.35 ?g/ml, respectively.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v11i1.12487

Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 11(1): 51-54, 2012 (June)

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Haque, M., Sultana, A., Shibib, B., & Islam, M. (2012). Antimicrobial, Antioxidant and Cytotoxic Activities of Callistemon citrinus (Curtis) Skeels. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(1), 51-54. https://doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v11i1.12487
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