Abstract Volume:6 Issue-2 Year-2018 Original Research Articles
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The present investigation aimed to assess the allelopathic effects of aqueous leaf extracts of Datura stramonium L. (family: Solanaceae) on seed germination, hydroxyl radical (•OH), activities of some metabolic enzymes and antioxidants levels of both Trigonella foenum-graecum L. (fenugreek, family: Fabaceae)and Lepidium sativum L. (cress, family: Brassicaceae).The results revealed that Daturaaqueous leaf extract inhibited seed germination and retarded the activities ofthe following enzymes: glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD, EC.18.104.22.168), 6 - phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6PGD, EC.22.214.171.124) and adenosine triphosphatase (ATPase, EC.126.96.36.199). However, Datura aqueous leaf extract enhanced NADH-oxidase (EC.188.8.131.52) activity in a concentration-dependent manner. Also, Datura leaf extract enhanced production of OH radical and antioxidants including proline, α-tocopherol and reduced glutathione (GSH) but decreased oxidized glutathione (GSSG) content.
How to cite this article:Hamed M. El-Shora, Ahmed M. Abd El-Gawad, Ahmed M. El-Shobaky and Hala S. Taha. 2018. Influence of Datura stramonium Leaf Extract on Antioxidants and Activities of Metabolic Enzymes of Trigonella foenum-graecum and Lepidium sativum.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 6(2): 1-11