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Articles by Asma Saeed
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  Asma Saeed , Bushra Sultana , Farooq Anwar , Muhammad Mushtaq , Khalid M. Alkharfy and Anwarul-Hassan Gilani
  The present study reports the antioxidant and antimutaganic potential of the aqueous (30 and 70%) and acidified (0.5 and 1 N) methanolic extracts from seeds and pods of green cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum). The Total Phenolic Compounds (TPC) of extracts were determined by Follin-Ciocalteu reagent. Antioxidant activity of the extracts produced was evaluated by the measurements of 2, 2,-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity and percentage inhibition of linoleic acid peroxidation method, whereas mutagenic and antimutagenic activities were assessed using Ames bacterial test. The TPC, scavenging of DPPH° and inhibition of linoleic acid were found to be 27.75-126.35 mg gallic acid equivalent g-1 DW, 46-91% at 5 mg L-1 of extract concentration and 34-83%, respectively. Furthermore, the extracts of seeds and pods of green cardamom showed strong antimutagenic potential against mutant strains S. typhimurium TA98 and S. typhimurium TA100 while none of the extract showed mutagenicity. The results of this study support that the extracts from cardamom seeds and pods can be explored as potential chemotherapeutic agents against cancer as well as for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications.
  Ikramullah Khan , Muhammad Ajmal Shah , Faiqa Saulat Mehmood , Asma Saeed and Mohammad Sualeh
  Food borne diseases are an increasingly recognized problem involving a wide spectrum of illnesses caused by bacterial contamination of food. Enterobacteriaceae poses potential human health problems and is mainly transmitted through consumption of contaminated foods. Karachi is one of the biggest and thickly populated city of Pakistan where majority of the people consume cheap foods prepared in unlicensed food selling points. The objective of the present study was to determine the total Enterobacteriaceae load in various fast foods sold directly to consumers in the streets of Karachi. A total of 27 different food items were collected from street vended foods and processed for the recovery of Enterobacteriaceae load through culturing method and biochemical characterization. Out of the 27 samples, 13 food samples did not show the growth of Enterobacteriaceae, while the remaining 14 samples were heavily contaminated with gram negative bacteria. From the present study, it can be concluded that majority of the fast foods sold in the street restaurants of Karachi Pakistan is highly contaminated and not fit for human consumption.
 
 
 
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