Phytosterols composition in surface sediment of Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia

Masni Mohd. Ali, Norfariza Humrawali, Mohd Talib Latif

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Phytosterols and in addition, cholesterol as an ubiquitous sterol compound, were extracted from surface sediment samples taken from Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia and quantified using GC-MS. Cholesterol was the principal sterol in 9 of the 11 samples, with a concentration ranging from 3.19 to 2450.98 μg g-1 dry weight sediment due to its various sources in the environment. The most abundant phytosterols was β-sitosterol, followed by campesterol and stigmasterol. These constituted 59%, 23% and 18% of the total phytosterols respectively. Mangroves located along the sampling sites were cited as the main source of phytosterols input in the system and muddy sediments also preserved these compounds from degradation. The Sterol Source Index (SSI) was also indicative of high β-sitosterol amounts in most sampling stations but overall SSI values obtained, were quite low due to very the high level of cholesterol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-194
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume33
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Fingerprint

Phytosterols
Malaysia
sterol
Cholesterol
phytosterols
Sediment
Sterols
sterols
Sediments
sediments
sitosterols
cholesterol
Chemical analysis
sediment
Sampling
Stigmasterol
sampling
campesterol
stigmasterol
Hypercholesterolemia

Keywords

  • Campesterol
  • Phytosterols
  • Stigmasterol
  • β-sitosterol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

Cite this

Phytosterols composition in surface sediment of Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia. / Mohd. Ali, Masni; Humrawali, Norfariza; Latif, Mohd Talib.

In: European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2009, p. 187-194.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{e85deac77eb547b3b34b63e85ea245bb,
title = "Phytosterols composition in surface sediment of Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia",
abstract = "Phytosterols and in addition, cholesterol as an ubiquitous sterol compound, were extracted from surface sediment samples taken from Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia and quantified using GC-MS. Cholesterol was the principal sterol in 9 of the 11 samples, with a concentration ranging from 3.19 to 2450.98 μg g-1 dry weight sediment due to its various sources in the environment. The most abundant phytosterols was β-sitosterol, followed by campesterol and stigmasterol. These constituted 59{\%}, 23{\%} and 18{\%} of the total phytosterols respectively. Mangroves located along the sampling sites were cited as the main source of phytosterols input in the system and muddy sediments also preserved these compounds from degradation. The Sterol Source Index (SSI) was also indicative of high β-sitosterol amounts in most sampling stations but overall SSI values obtained, were quite low due to very the high level of cholesterol.",
keywords = "Campesterol, Phytosterols, Stigmasterol, β-sitosterol",
author = "{Mohd. Ali}, Masni and Norfariza Humrawali and Latif, {Mohd Talib}",
year = "2009",
language = "English",
volume = "33",
pages = "187--194",
journal = "European Journal of Scientific Research",
issn = "1450-202X",
publisher = "European Journals Inc.",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Phytosterols composition in surface sediment of Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia

AU - Mohd. Ali, Masni

AU - Humrawali, Norfariza

AU - Latif, Mohd Talib

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - Phytosterols and in addition, cholesterol as an ubiquitous sterol compound, were extracted from surface sediment samples taken from Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia and quantified using GC-MS. Cholesterol was the principal sterol in 9 of the 11 samples, with a concentration ranging from 3.19 to 2450.98 μg g-1 dry weight sediment due to its various sources in the environment. The most abundant phytosterols was β-sitosterol, followed by campesterol and stigmasterol. These constituted 59%, 23% and 18% of the total phytosterols respectively. Mangroves located along the sampling sites were cited as the main source of phytosterols input in the system and muddy sediments also preserved these compounds from degradation. The Sterol Source Index (SSI) was also indicative of high β-sitosterol amounts in most sampling stations but overall SSI values obtained, were quite low due to very the high level of cholesterol.

AB - Phytosterols and in addition, cholesterol as an ubiquitous sterol compound, were extracted from surface sediment samples taken from Kuala Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia and quantified using GC-MS. Cholesterol was the principal sterol in 9 of the 11 samples, with a concentration ranging from 3.19 to 2450.98 μg g-1 dry weight sediment due to its various sources in the environment. The most abundant phytosterols was β-sitosterol, followed by campesterol and stigmasterol. These constituted 59%, 23% and 18% of the total phytosterols respectively. Mangroves located along the sampling sites were cited as the main source of phytosterols input in the system and muddy sediments also preserved these compounds from degradation. The Sterol Source Index (SSI) was also indicative of high β-sitosterol amounts in most sampling stations but overall SSI values obtained, were quite low due to very the high level of cholesterol.

KW - Campesterol

KW - Phytosterols

KW - Stigmasterol

KW - β-sitosterol

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=68649116264&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=68649116264&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:68649116264

VL - 33

SP - 187

EP - 194

JO - European Journal of Scientific Research

JF - European Journal of Scientific Research

SN - 1450-202X

IS - 1

ER -