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Volume 4, Issue 3


Volume 10 (2015)

Lignicolous fungi from northern Serbia as natural sources of antioxidants

Maja Karaman / Neda Mimica-Dukic / Milan Matavuly
Published Online: 2009-07-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11535-009-0017-1


As a result of an interest in natural derived metabolites, lignicolous fungi have taken on great importance in biochemical investigations. In the present study, antioxidative screening analyses have included in vitro testing of different extracts (aqueous, methanol, chloroform) of four fungal species using three different assays: Fe2+/ascorbate-induced lipid peroxidation by TBA assay, the neutralisation of OH· radicals and the radical scavenging capacity with the DPPHk]assay. TLC analysis confirmed the existance of phenolics in the extracts, but also indicates the presence of some other compounds. The obtained results indicate that MeOH extracts manifested a degree of activity higher than that of CHCl3 extracts. With respect to antioxidative activity, the extracts can be ranged in the following declining order: G. lucidum, G. applanatum, M. giganteus and F. velutipes. These results suggest that analyzed fungi are of potential interest as sources of strong natural antioxidants that could be used in the food industries and nutrition.

Keywords: Lignicolous fungi; Flammulina; Ganoderma; Meripilus; Extracts; Antioxidants; Scavenging activity

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Published Online: 2009-07-26

Published in Print: 2009-09-01

Citation Information: Open Life Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 3, Pages 387–396, ISSN (Online) 2391-5412, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11535-009-0017-1.

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