Antioxidant and Enzyme Inhibitory Activities of Extracts from Wild Mushroom Species from Turkey

Zengin G., Uren M. C. , Kocak M. S. , Gungor H., Locatelli M., Aktumsek A., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS, vol.19, no.4, pp.327-336, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1615/intjmedmushrooms.v19.i4.30
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.327-336


The antioxidant and inhibitory effects of methanol and aqueous extracts from Hymenogaster aromaticus, Ramaria aurea, and Rhizopogon luteolus against cholinesterase, tyrosinase, alpha-amylase, and a-glucosidase are reported here, to our knowledge for the first time. Antioxidant activities were investigated using different assays, including 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl, 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid), ferric ion-reducing antioxidant power, cupric ion-reducing antioxidant capacity, phosphomolybdenum, and metal-chelating assays. In general, the highest antioxidant and enzyme-inhibitory effects were observed in methanol extracts, which had the highest concentrations of phenolics. (+)-Catechin, benzoic acid, and p-hydroxybenzoic acid were determined to be the main phenolics in H. aromaticus components both in methanol and in aqueous extracts, whereas the other 2 species present very different phenolic fingerprints, also at smaller quantities. These results suggest that these mushroom species may be considered sources of natural agents.