Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutics
Antidiabetic, Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities of the Functional Molecules Isolated from the Seed and Peel of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)
Department of Pharmacy, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Repon Kumer Saha, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy, East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tel: 88-02-9882308; Fax: 88-02-8812336; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saha, R.K., et al. Antidiabetic, Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activities of the Functional Molecules Isolated from the Seed and Peel of Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus). (2016) J Pharm Pharmaceutics 3(1): 1-8.
© 2016 Saha, R.K. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsJackfruit; Antidiabeteic; Antioxidant; Antibacterial
Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) belongs to the family Moraceae and is widely grown in Southeast Asia including Bangladesh, India and Thailand. Two functional compounds were isolated from the seeds and peels of Artocarpus heterophyllus using different types of chromatographic methods such as Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC), Vacuum Liquid Chromatography (VLC), Column Chromatography and the isolated molecule is analyzed by UV-Visible Spectroscopy, Infrared Spectroscopy (IR) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. Antibacterial, antidiabetic and antioxidant activities of the molecules were evaluated in vitro using biochemical methods. These compounds showed antibacterial, antidiabetic and antioxidant activities. Therefore, both the seeds and peels of jackfruit contain functional molecules having biological activities in vitro.