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Evaluation of antioxidant, α-glucosidase inhibition and acetylcholinesterase inhibition activities of Allium hookeri root grown in Korea and Myanmar
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Food Preservation
  • Volume 23, Issue 2,  2016, pp.239-245
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Food Preservation
  • DOI : 10.11002/kjfp.2016.23.2.239
 Title & Authors
Evaluation of antioxidant, α-glucosidase inhibition and acetylcholinesterase inhibition activities of Allium hookeri root grown in Korea and Myanmar
Park, Joo Young; Yoon, Kyung Young;
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 Abstract
This study was conducted to compare the functionality (antioxidant, anti-diabetic, and anti-dementia activities) of the methanol extract of Allium hookeri root grown in Korea (KR) and Myanmar (MR). The total polyphenol and flavonoid contents of KR and MR were 5.27 and 4.80 mg GAE/g, and 0.35 and 0.24 mg QE/g, respectively. KR contained significantly higher levels of total polyphenols and total flavonoids than those of MR (p<0.05). The IC50 values of KR and MR were 6.53 and 5.31 mg/mL, respectively, for DPPH radical scavenging activity. However, KR had a significantly higher ABTS radical scavenging activity, chelating ability, and reducing power compared with those of MR (p<0.05). In the evaluation of anti-diabetic activity, KR showed significantly higher inhibition activity than acarbose and MR at whole concentrations (p<0.05). KR and MR had acetylcholinesterase inhibition activities that of 51.44% and 44.33%, respectively, at a 50 mg/mL concentration. These results suggested that roots of A. hookeri, especially KR, could be useful in improving diabetic and dementia disorders due to their high antioxidant, anti-diabetic, and anti-dementia activities.
 Keywords
Allium hookeri;antioxidant activity; inhibition activity;acetylcholinesterase inhibition activity;
 Language
Korean
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