Ricin

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Ricin

A protein found in castor beans. Ricin is poisonous and has been used in biological warfare.
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In this study we have attempted to explore sufficient scientific grounds for promising memory enhancing properties of ricinine by studying its anti-AChE and antioxidant potentials.
For inhibition study, ricinine (10-132 ug/ml) was mixed with standard solution of substrate and the mixture (sample+standard) was injected into a stream of the phosphate buffer passed through the immobilized enzyme column and decrease in absorbance (Ai) was recorded.
For percent scavenging activity ricinine solution at final concentration of 10-160ug/ml was mixed with 1 ml ABTS and incubated at room temperature for 10 min.
Saguanpong, "Toxicity of ethyl acetate extract and ricinine from Jatropha gossypifolia senescent leaves against Spodoptera exigua Hubner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)," Journal ofPesticide Science, vol.
The castor plant contains in its seeds a group of closely related toxicglycoproteins (the ricin group), ricinoleic acid (12-hydroxyoleic acid) and the alkaloid ricinine. Ricin is capable of interfering with digestion, absorption and retention of nutrients ((Onimisi et al., 2008).