Bioassay guided fractionation of the Acetone, Benzene and Usnic acid (column ether extract) of Rimelia reticulata using drugs sensitive strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in vitro resulted in the Anti-TB activity. In enzyme activity the particular enzymes used are Amylase, Urease, Trypsin and Papain with standard inhibitors. For Amylase and Urease the Usnic acid and crude ether extracts shown 100% inhibition. For Trypsin and Papain alcohol extract shown 100% inhibition , in this study. The standard inhibitor for Amylase, Trypsin and Papain is Mercuric chloride. For Urease is P-chloro mercuric benzoate. Preliminary phytochemical screening was performed and different phytochemical constituents present in the extracts were identified.
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R Meera, P Devi , B Madhumitha, B Kameswari. Anti Tuberculous Activity and Various Enzyme Activities of Rimelia Reticulata. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 2(1): Jan.-Mar. 2009; Page 131-133.