In Vitro Antioxidant Activities of Polysaccharides from Auricularia auriada
This study aims to evaluate the antioxidative activities of water and alkaline solution pH=8, 50% ethanolic (APP1 or SAPP1), 75% ethanolic (APP2 or SAPP2) and 100% ethanolic (APP3 or SAPP3) extracts of A. auricular. The antioxidant activities, including the ABTS, superoxide anion radical-scavenging effect, hydrogen peroxide radical-scavenging effect and chelating ability on ferrous ions were studied in vitro. A comparison of the 50% effective concentration (EC50) values of different antioxidative reactions revealed that SAPP3 was more effective in scavenging ABTS, hydrogen peroxide and chelating ability on ferrous ions.SAPP2 showed a higher superoxide radical-scavenging activity. The alkali-soluble polysaccharides extracts showed higher radical-scavenging effect than water-soluble polysaccharides.
Yanguo Shi and Jinlong Zuo
N. Zhang et al., "In Vitro Antioxidant Activities of Polysaccharides from Auricularia auriada", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 183-185, pp. 104-109, 2011