Free-radical scavenging activity of submerged mycelium extracts from higher basidiomycetes mushrooms

Mikheil D. Asatiani, Vladimir I. Elisashvili, Solomon P. Wasser, Abraham Z. Reznick, Eviatar Nevo

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Abstract

Twenty-four Basidiomycetes strains were evaluated to determine their free-radical scavenging capacity in submerged cultivation. The scavenging capacity of the extracts varied from 1 to 85% depending on the mushroom species, solvent used, and concentration. A calculation of EC50 of extracts from several wood-rotting Basidiomycetes showed high scavenging abilities at low effective concentration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3090-3092
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume71
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Antioxidant activity
  • Basidiomycetes
  • Free-radical scavenging
  • Submerged mycelium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Organic Chemistry

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