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Table 3 Effect of milk thistle oil on egg albumin and BSA denaturation, during seed maturation

From: Policosanol composition, antioxidant and anti-arthritic activities of milk thistle (Silybium marianum L.) oil at different seed maturity stages

Maturation stage % of inhibitiona % of inhibitionb
Immature 59.89 ± 1.4 72.49 ± 1.3
Intermediate 78.46 ± 1.2 85.32 ± 1.0
Mature 86.36 ± 1.5 92.53 ± 1.2
  1. Values were expressed as means ± SD of triplicate experiments
  2. a% of inhibition of egg albumin denaturation
  3. b% of inhibition of bovine serum albumin (BSA) denaturation