Antioxidant Activity of Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) Protein Fractions
AbstractCoconut cake is an abundant and good potential edible protein source. However, until now it has not been extensively used in the food industry. To promote its usage, the characterization, nutrition value and antioxidant activity of coconut cake protein fractions (albumin, globulin, prolamine, glutelin-1 and glutelin-2) were studied. Results revealed that all the albumin, globulin, glutelin-1 and glutelin-2 fractions showed a high nutrition value. The prolamine, glutelin-1 and glutelin-2 all exhibited good radical scavenging activity and reducing power, and the globulin and prolamine showed high ion chelating ability (89.14–80.38%). Moreover, all the fractions except glutelin-2 could effectively protect DNA against oxidative damage. Several peptides containing five to eight amino acids with antioxidant activity were also identified by LC-MS/MS from the globulin and glutelin-2 fractions. The results demonstrated that the coconut cake protein fractions have potential usages in functional foods. View Full-Text
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Li, Y.; Zheng, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Xu, J.; Gao, G. Antioxidant Activity of Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) Protein Fractions. Molecules 2018, 23, 707.
Li Y, Zheng Y, Zhang Y, Xu J, Gao G. Antioxidant Activity of Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) Protein Fractions. Molecules. 2018; 23(3):707.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Yan; Zheng, Yajun; Zhang, Yufeng; Xu, Jianguo; Gao, Gang. 2018. "Antioxidant Activity of Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) Protein Fractions." Molecules 23, no. 3: 707.
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