Phyllanthus orbicularis is a medicinal plant, endemic to Cuba, whose aqueous extract has proven antiviral properties and antimutagenic activities against aromatic amines and hydrogen peroxide. In addition, this plant extract presents antioxidant activity. In this paper, using the Salmonella assay with the experimental approaches of co-incubation, pre- and post-treatments, it is shown that the P. orbicularis extract protects bacterial cells from oxidative damage and mutation by some intracellular mechanism, irrespective of its antioxidant activity. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Journal||Mutation Research - Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis|
|Publication status||Published - 27 May 2002|
- Oxidative agents
- P. orbicularis
- Protective effect