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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-52

Allura red, the artificial azo dye, inhibits esterase activity of carbonic anhydrase II: A preliminary study on the food safety in term of enzyme inhibition


1 Medical Biology Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences; Department of Pharmacognosy and Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
2 Medical Biology Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
3 Medical Biology Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences; Students Research Committee, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Reza Khodarahmi
Medical Biology Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences; Department of Pharmacognosy and Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah
Iran
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Allura red (AR) is a widely used colorant in food industry, but there is debate on its potential security risk. In this study, in vitro inhibitory properties of the dye against carbonic anhydrase (CA) were evaluated. The esterase activity of purified CA decreased in the presence of AR, in a dose-dependent manner. Regarding literature review and observed results, this preliminary study may provide new horizons in safety of AR and the other dye additives.


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