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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 22  |  Page : 89-97

Antioxidant activities of Sarcodon imbricatum wildly grown in the black sea region of Turkey

1 Giresun University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry, 28100 Giresun, Turkey
2 Gaziosmanpasa University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, 60050 Tokat, Turkey

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Tevfik Ozen
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Art and Sciences, Giresun University, 28049-Giresun
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0973-1296.62892

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The antioxidant activities of the methanol extract of Sarcodon imbricatum wildly grown in the Black Sea Region of Turkey were investigated in this study. Antioxidant activities were evaluated in terms of total antioxidant activity, reducing power, metal chelating ability, inhibition of linoleic acid peroxidation, superoxide, peroxide and hydrogen peroxide scavenging effects. Various antioxidant activities were compared to references antioxidants such as α-tocopherol, butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), and trolox. In total antioxidant (12674.45 ΅mol α-tocopherol/g of extract), superoxide scavenging (53.74%) and peroxide scavenging activity (45.73%), the methanol extract of Sarcodon imbricatum showed stronger activity patterns than that of references antioxidants. Reducing power, metal chelating activity and free radical (DPPH ) scavenging activity was increased with the increasing concentration. The contents of total phenolic, flavonoid, anthocyanin, ascorbic acid, β-carotene and lycopene of Sarcodon imbricatum were determined and found to be noteworthy.

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