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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 204340, 15 pages
Research Article

Bioassay Directed Isolation and Biological Evaluation of Compounds Isolated from Rubus fairholmianus Gard.

1Bioprospecting Laboratory, Department of Botany, School of Life Sciences, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641 046, India
2Phytochemistry Division, Centre for Medicinal Plants Research, Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal 676 503, India
3Department of Bioinformatics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641 046, India

Received 13 February 2014; Revised 27 March 2014; Accepted 8 April 2014; Published 1 September 2014

Academic Editor: Kuo-Chen Chou

Copyright © 2014 Blassan Plackal George et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The in vitro and in silico analysis of Rubus fairholmianus acetone extract for antioxidant, antiproliferative, and anti-inflammatory activity led to the isolation of six compounds. Amongst all the six isolated compounds tested, 1-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentan-1-one (compound 1) and 2-[(3-methylbutoxy) carbonyl] benzoic acid (compound 2) were found to be more active in inhibiting BRCA and COX target proteins, which also showed the better results for DPPH and ABTS radical scavenging assays. The promising results of this investigation emphasize the importance of using R. fairholmianus in the treatment of radical generated disorders mainly cancer and other inflammatory diseases.