A novel method for evaluating free radical scavenging abilities of antioxidants using ultraviolet induction of bacteriophage lambda
Yang, Q.; Zhang, X-Ling.; Zhang, J-Xiang.; Fan, C-Peng.; Fang, C-Xiang.
Journal of Biochemical and Biophysical Methods 67(2-3): 163-171
A novel biological method used to evaluate free radical scavenging abilities of antioxidants using ultraviolet (UV) induction of bacteriophage X in lysogenic Escherichia coli K 12 (lambda(+)) has been developed. This method is based on the induction of bacteriophage X from lysogenic cycle to lytic cycle by ultraviolet irradiation, and formation of free radicals during the course of induction.