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Antioxidative Properties of Asparagus cochinchinensis Root
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Antioxidative Properties of Asparagus cochinchinensis Root
Koo, Kyoung Yoon; Kim, Won Baek; Park, So Hae; Kim, Minji; Kim, Bo Ram; Hwang, Jihoe; Kim, Min Jung; Son, Hong Joo; Hwang, Dae Youn; Kim, Dong Seob; Lee, Chung Yeoul; Lee, Heeseob;
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This study was performed to compare the antioxidative activities of methanol extracts from Asparagus cochinchinensis with whole root (W-AC), flesh (F-AC), and root bark (B-AC). To evaluate the antioxidative properties of their methanol extracts, 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radical, nitrite, hydroxyl radical, 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenz thiazoline-6-sulfonate) radical scavenging activities, and contents of total flavonoid and polyphenol contents were measured. B-AC extract showed the highest antioxidative activity, whereas F-AC extract showed the lowest. For B-AC extract, caffeic acid was isolated by preparative high-performance liquid chromatography and confirmed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and absorption spectroscopy, which showed 1.6% of total polyphenol contents among all methanol extracts.
Asparagus cochinchinensis;antioxidative activity;polyphenol;caffeic acid;
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