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  • Inventi:pnc/21155/16
    PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF SECONDARY METABOLITES EXTRACTED FROM THE VENOM GLAND AND BODY TISSUE OF CONUS BETULINUS (LINNAEUS, 1758)
    Ravi Raja*, Arularasan Sabapathi, Viswanathan Mettupatty Sankar

    Marine cone snails are potential organisms as a great source for deriving the non-nutritive pharmacologically active chemicals. In this study, the secondary metabolites of crude aqueous extract from the both venom gland and body tissue of marine gastropod, Conus betulinus were investigated, employing the preliminary biochemical tests which included iodine, wagner, sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid, keller-kiliani, concentrated sulfuric acid, molisch, benedict, barfoed, salkowski, ninhydrin, biuret, millon, xanthoproteic, froth, lignin, sulphate, oxalic acid and malic acid. The results showed that alkaloids, lignins, saponins, saponin glycosides and inorganic acid were present in the extract of venom gland, as well as, phenolic compounds, quninones and coumarins were found in the body tissue. Besides, lignin, proteins, organic acids, fixed oils and fat were commonly observed in the both venom gland and body tissue extract. However, other secondary metabolites such as, flavonoids, glycosides, tannins, anthocyanins, betacyanins, flavanones, anthocynidins, phenolic flavonoids, phlobatannins, leucoanthocyanins, flavones, lactones, cellulose, gums and mucilage were absent in the both crude extract. Over all, these data suggested that the venom gland and body tissue of this study animal could be a significant resource for the exploration of secondary metabolites using the solvent extraction and employed in the beneficial effects on human cardio vascular system.

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    Ravi Raja, Arularasan Sabapathi, Viswanathan Mettupatty Sankar. Preliminary Analysis of Secondary Metabolites Extracted from the Venom Gland and Body Tissue of Conus betulinus (Linnaeus, 1758). Inventi Impact: Nutraceuticals, 2017(2):77-80, 2017.
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