This paper is published in Volume-7, Issue-3, 2021
Area
Microbiology
Author
Shraddha Ratnaparkhe, Devyani Mali, Dr. Bela Nabar
Org/Univ
Chandibhai Himathmal Mansukhani, Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra, India
Pub. Date
11 May, 2021
Paper ID
V7I3-1250
Publisher
Keywords
Antioxidant, Cyanobacteria, Skin Whitening, Tyrosinase Inhibition

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Shraddha Ratnaparkhe, Devyani Mali, Dr. Bela Nabar. Evaluation of free radical scavenging activity and skin whitening potential of cyanobacteria, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Shraddha Ratnaparkhe, Devyani Mali, Dr. Bela Nabar (2021). Evaluation of free radical scavenging activity and skin whitening potential of cyanobacteria. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 7(3) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Shraddha Ratnaparkhe, Devyani Mali, Dr. Bela Nabar. "Evaluation of free radical scavenging activity and skin whitening potential of cyanobacteria." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 7.3 (2021). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

In day-to-day life, our skin is exposed to various chemicals, environmental pollution, and UV radiation which results in the early onset of photoaging and skin darkening. There is increased demand for skin whitening cosmetics for skin protection as well as aesthetic looks. The current skin whitening agents used in cosmetic industries have adverse effects on the skin. There is increased demand for natural active agents as a skin whitening agent. Cyanobacteria are ubiquitous in nature and quickly adopt different environments.1 Alga produce various secondary metabolites like carotenoids, phenolics, flavonoids, MAA (mycosporine-like amino acids) which are antioxidants in nature and have therapeutic potential in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry2. This study focuses on the isolation and characterization of cyanobacteria from different environmental niches. The antioxidant potential of whole-cell extracts of cyanobacteria was evaluated using DPPH inhibition assay and ABTS assay. Their potential application as a skin whitening agent was studied by anti-tyrosinase activity using the mushroom tyrosinase enzyme. The tyrosinase inhibition activity of cyanobacterial isolates was observed in the range of 30 to 40%. They have good antioxidant potential. They are rich in carbohydrate, protein, and lipid content indicate the potential of the cyanobacterial extracts so they have potential in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.
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