Antimutagenic bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate isolated from octopus (paraoctopus vulgaris)

Susana Gabriela Cruz-Ramírez, Carmen María López-Saiz, Ema Carina Rosas-Burgos, Francisco Javier Cinco-Moroyoqui, Carlos Velázquez, Javier Hernández, Armando Burgos-Hernández*

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In the present study, the antimutagenic activity of methanolic (MP) and hexanic (HP) phase from hexane-soluble extract of Paraoctopus vulgaris was evaluated. The HP showed significant concentration-dependent antimutagenic activity (p < 0.05) in the Ames assay against aflatoxin B1 (AFB1 ) using Salmonella typhimurium TA98 and TA100 tester strains. Seven fractions (F1-F7) were obtained from HP by silica gel-column chromatography and the antimutagenic activity of F6 and F7 caused significant reduction (p < 0.05) in the number of AFB1-induced revertants in both strains. However, high antimutagenic activity was exhibited in TA98 strain (85-97% reversion inhibition) and remained at a fraction-concentration of 3 μg/mL. F6 and F7 composition was analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography/photodiode array, both fractions shared one peak at 9.42 min suggesting presence of the same compound.1H-NMR and13C-NMR analysis results indicate that the bioactive compound is bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate. Based on of these results bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate exhibit antimutagenic activity, which allows to consider it for further investigation as a potential chemopreventive compound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-320
Number of pages7
JournalFood Science and Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2021

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Funding Information:
Authors thank Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) from México for financing project 241133 and the Unidad de Servicios de Apoyo en Resolución Analítica from the Universidad Veracruzana for providing its facilities to carry out part of the present research work.

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  • Antimutagenic
  • Bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
  • Chemopreventive
  • Paraoctopus vulgaris


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