Antioxidant activity of L-adrenaline: a structure-activity insight.Chem Biol Interact. 2009 May 15; 179(2-3):71-80.CB
L-adrenaline belongs to a group of the compounds known as catecholamines, which play an important role in the regulation of physiological process in living organisms. The antioxidant activity and antioxidant mechanism of L-adrenaline was clarified using various in vitro antioxidant assays including 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazyl (DPPH), 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzthiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS), N,N-dimethyl-p-phenylenediamine (DMPD(+)), and superoxide anion radicals (O(2)(-)) scavenging activity, hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)), total antioxidant activity, ferric ions (Fe(3+)) and cupric ions (Cu(2+)) reducing ability, ferrous ions (Fe(2+)) chelating activity. L-adrenaline inhibited 74.2% lipid peroxidation of a linoleic acid emulsion at 30 microg/mL concentration. On the other hand, butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), alpha-tocopherol and trolox displayed 83.3, 82.1, 68.1 and 81.3% inhibition on the peroxidation of linoleic acid emulsion at the same concentration, respectively. BHA, BHT, alpha-tocopherol and trolox were used as reference antioxidants and radical scavenger compounds. Moreover, this study will bring an innovation for further studies related to antioxidant properties of L-adrenaline. According to present study, L-adrenaline had effective in vitro antioxidant and radical scavenging activity.