volume 39, issue 6, P975-980 2005
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2004.12.016
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A.F.S. Santos, A.C.C. Argolo, L.C.B.B. Coelho, P.M.G. Paiva

Abstract: Seed flour from Moringa oleifera is widely used as a natural coagulant for water treatment in developing countries. Extracts obtained by water soaking of M. oleifera intact seeds were investigated for the presence of lectin, trypsin inhibitor, tannin as well as antioxidant activity. A water soluble M. oleifera lectin (WSMoL) detected was mainly active with rabbit cells at pH 4.5; heat treatment, pH 7.0, fructose and porcine thyroglobulin abolished HA of WSMoL. Trypsin inhibitor or tannins were not detected; th…

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