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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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.
The Fe chelation by ricinine was investigated by the method described by Dinis et al.
Ethyl acetate fraction, reddish brown clear crystals after X-ray crystallographic studies was identified as ricinine (1,2-dihydro-4-methoxy-1-methyl-2-oxo-3-pyridinenitrile), an alkaloid already reported in literature.
Results of our study demonstrate that ricinine is a potent inhibitor of the enzyme with IC50 value of 54.
When we look at the structural chemistry of ricinine, binding with anionic site through quartarnary nitrogen and binding with both anionic and esteric sites due to the presence of quartarnary nitrogen and carbonyl carbon is expected.