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Título: Biomolecule profiles in inedible wild mushrooms with antioxidant value
Autor: Reis, Filipa S.
Pereira, Eliana
Barros, Lillian
Sousa, Maria João
Martins, Anabela
Ferreira, Isabel C.F.R.
Palavras-chave: Wild mushrooms
Biomolecules
Antioxidants
Antioxidant activity
Issue Date: 2011
Editora: MDPI
Citação: Reis, Filipa S.; Pereira, Eliana; Barros, Lillian; Sousa, Maria João; Martins, Anabela; Ferreira, Isabel C.F.R. (2011) - Biomolecule profiles in inedible wild mushrooms with antioxidant value. Molecules. ISSN 1420-3049. 16:6, p. 4328-4338
Resumo: The use of natural products isolated from mushrooms, included inedible species, against infection, cancer diseases and other oxidative-stress related diseases is one of the cornerstones of modern medicine. In the present work, the antioxidant molecule profiles of inedible mushroom species were evaluated and compared with those of edible species. The order of antioxidant abundance found in inedible wild mushrooms was: phenolics > flavonoids > ascorbic acid > tocopherols > carotenoids, similar to that of edible species. Furthermore the same energetic biomolecules were found including the disaccharide trehalose, the monosaccharide alcohol derivative mannitol and the fatty acids palmitic, oleic and linoleic acids. Fomitopsis pinicola revealed a very high phenolics concentration (388 mg GAE/g extract) and powerful antioxidant properties, mainly reducing power (EC50 value 60 g/mL similar to the standard Trolox®). It could find applications in the prevention of free radical-related diseases as a source of bioactive compounds.
Arbitragem científica: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10198/6033
ISSN: 1420-3049
Versão do Editor: http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/16/6/4328/pdf
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