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Biomolecule Profiles in Inedible Wild Mushrooms with Antioxidant Value

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Mountain Research Centre (CIMO), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, Apartado 1172, 5301-855 Bragança, Portugal
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Escola Superior Agrária, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, Apartado 1172, 5301-854 Bragança, Portugal
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Molecules 2011, 16(6), 4328-4338; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules16064328
Received: 4 May 2011 / Revised: 19 May 2011 / Accepted: 20 May 2011 / Published: 25 May 2011
(This article belongs to the Collection Bioactive Compounds)
The use of natural products isolated from mushrooms, included inedible species, against infection, cancer diseases and other oxidative-stress related diseases is one of the cornerstones of modern medicine. In the present work, the antioxidant molecule profiles of inedible mushroom species were evaluated and compared with those of edible species. The order of antioxidant abundance found in inedible wild mushrooms was: phenolics > flavonoids > ascorbic acid > tocopherols > carotenoids, similar to that of edible species. Furthermore the same energetic biomolecules were found including the disaccharide trehalose, the monosaccharide alcohol derivative mannitol and the fatty acids palmitic, oleic and linoleic acids. Fomitopsis pinicola revealed a very high phenolics concentration (388 mg GAE/g extract) and powerful antioxidant properties, mainly reducing power (EC50 value 60 μg/mL similar to the standard Trolox®). It could find applications in the prevention of free radical-related diseases as a source of bioactive compounds. View Full-Text
Keywords: wild mushrooms; biomolecules; antioxidants; antioxidant activity wild mushrooms; biomolecules; antioxidants; antioxidant activity
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Reis, F.S.; Pereira, E.; Barros, L.; Sousa, M.J.; Martins, A.; Ferreira, I.C.F.R. Biomolecule Profiles in Inedible Wild Mushrooms with Antioxidant Value. Molecules 2011, 16, 4328-4338. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules16064328

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Reis FS, Pereira E, Barros L, Sousa MJ, Martins A, Ferreira ICFR. Biomolecule Profiles in Inedible Wild Mushrooms with Antioxidant Value. Molecules. 2011; 16(6):4328-4338. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules16064328

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Reis, Filipa S., Eliana Pereira, Lillian Barros, Maria João Sousa, Anabela Martins, and Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira 2011. "Biomolecule Profiles in Inedible Wild Mushrooms with Antioxidant Value" Molecules 16, no. 6: 4328-4338. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules16064328

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