Antioxidant and scavenging capacity of Anacamptis pyrimidalis L. – Pyrimidal Orchid from Vojvodina

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2010
Authors:Štajner, D, Popović, BM, Kapor, A, Boža, P, Štajner, M
Journal:Phytotherapy Research
Date Published:2010
ISBN Number:1099-1573
Keywords:Anacamptis pyrimidalis L., antioxidants, DPPH, lipofuscin pigments, scavenging capacity

In the present study we investigated the antioxidative properties of flowers and aboveground part of Anacamptis pyrimidalis L. from Vojvodina. Activities of antioxidant enzymes (superoxide dismutase, catalase, peroxidase, and glutathione peroxidase), quantities of malonyldialdehyde, superoxide and hydroxyl radicals and reduced glutathione and also the contents of chlorophylls a and b, carotenoids and soluble proteins were determined. Lipofuscin ‘plant age pigments’, total antioxidant capacity and scavenging activity were also determined. Our results indicated that the aboveground part of the plant exhibited higher antioxidant activity due to low MDA and lipofuscin pigment accumulation (2.82 nmol/mg protein; 92.90%), higher scavenging activity (54.16%) and antioxidant capacity (432.00 μmol Fe2+/dm3). Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Short Title:Phytotherapy Research
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