Author : Florensia L. Lale , Arend L. Mapanawang , Ama Tualeka
The red star (Protoreaster nodosus)is a species of the Asteroidea class and is grouped into the Phylum Echinodermata. Some bioactive of star stars as drugs are antibacterial, antibiotic, antiviral, antioxidant antifungi, anti- inflammatory, and immunostimulator. To identify the piperidine compound contained in the red star methanol extract(Protoreaster nodosus)using the GC- MS method. Is an experimental research Laboratory. The results of the analysis using the method GC-MS obtained that the Red Star (Protoreaster nodosus)contains piperidine compound 27.24%. Piperidine is a group of alkaloids that are used as antibiotic drugs, anti-cancer, Red Star (Protoreaster nodosus)this compound contains derivatives Dipiridin. used for the treatment of RNA viruses, such as Retroviral HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis from the Corona Family (COVID-19 Mers CoV, SARS CoV).
Dr. Arend L Mapanawang, Sp.PD, FINASIM, PhD