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In Vitro Cultures of Some Medicinal Plant Species (Cistus × incanus, Verbena officinalis, Scutellaria lateriflora, and Scutellaria baicalensis) as a Rich Potential Source of Antioxidants—Evaluation by CUPRAC and QUENCHER-CUPRAC Assays

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The Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Niezapominajek 21, 30-239 Kraków, Poland
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Chair and Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, Medical College, Jagiellonian University, Medyczna 9, 30-688 Kraków, Poland
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Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh 84428, Saudi Arabia
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Precision Agriculture Laboratory, Department of Pomology, Faculty of Agriculture (El-Shatby), Alexandria University, Alexandria 21545, Egypt
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Plant Production Department, College of Food and Agricultural Sciences, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
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Floriculture, Ornamental Horticulture, and Garden Design Department, Faculty of Agriculture (El-Shatby), Alexandria University, Alexandria 21545, Egypt
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Department of Geography, Environmental Management, and Energy Studies, University of Johannesburg, APK Campus, Johannesburg 2006, South Africa
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Academic Editor: Katarzyna Szewczyk
Plants 2021, 10(3), 454; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10030454
Received: 19 January 2021 / Revised: 10 February 2021 / Accepted: 22 February 2021 / Published: 27 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Phenolic Composition and Antioxidant Activity of Plant Extracts)
Comparative estimations of the antioxidant activity of methanolic extracts from biomasses of different types of in vitro cultures of Cistus × incanus, Verbena officinalis, Scutellaria lateriflora, and S. baicalensis and also from plant raw materials were performed. The antioxidant measurements were based on the modern assays—cupric ion reducing antioxidant capacity (CUPRAC) and quick, easy, new, cheap, and reproducible CUPRAC (QUENCHER-CUPRAC). The total extractable antioxidants (CUPRAC assay) ranged from 10.4 to 49.7 mmol (100 g)−1 of dry weight (DW) expressed as Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC), and the global antioxidant response (QUENCHER-CUPRAC assay) ranged from 16.0 to 79.1 mmol (100 g)−1 DW for in vitro cultures, whereas for plant raw materials the total extractable antioxidants ranged from 20.9 to 69.5 mmol (100 g)−1 DW, and the global antioxidant response ranged from 67.2 to 97.8 mmol (100 g)−1 DW. Finally, the in vitro cultures could be regarded as an antioxidant-rich alternative resource for the pharmaceutical, health food and cosmetics industries. View Full-Text
Keywords: antioxidant activity; plant in vitro cultures; CUPRAC and QUENCHER-CUPRAC assays; soil-grown plants antioxidant activity; plant in vitro cultures; CUPRAC and QUENCHER-CUPRAC assays; soil-grown plants
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Dziurka, M.; Kubica, P.; Kwiecień, I.; Biesaga-Kościelniak, J.; Ekiert, H.; Abdelmohsen, S.A.M.; Al-Harbi, F.F.; El-Ansary, D.O.; Elansary, H.O.; Szopa, A. In Vitro Cultures of Some Medicinal Plant Species (Cistus × incanus, Verbena officinalis, Scutellaria lateriflora, and Scutellaria baicalensis) as a Rich Potential Source of Antioxidants—Evaluation by CUPRAC and QUENCHER-CUPRAC Assays. Plants 2021, 10, 454. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10030454

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Dziurka M, Kubica P, Kwiecień I, Biesaga-Kościelniak J, Ekiert H, Abdelmohsen SAM, Al-Harbi FF, El-Ansary DO, Elansary HO, Szopa A. In Vitro Cultures of Some Medicinal Plant Species (Cistus × incanus, Verbena officinalis, Scutellaria lateriflora, and Scutellaria baicalensis) as a Rich Potential Source of Antioxidants—Evaluation by CUPRAC and QUENCHER-CUPRAC Assays. Plants. 2021; 10(3):454. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10030454

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Dziurka, Michał, Paweł Kubica, Inga Kwiecień, Jolanta Biesaga-Kościelniak, Halina Ekiert, Shaimaa A.M. Abdelmohsen, Fatemah F. Al-Harbi, Diaa O. El-Ansary, Hosam O. Elansary, and Agnieszka Szopa. 2021. "In Vitro Cultures of Some Medicinal Plant Species (Cistus × incanus, Verbena officinalis, Scutellaria lateriflora, and Scutellaria baicalensis) as a Rich Potential Source of Antioxidants—Evaluation by CUPRAC and QUENCHER-CUPRAC Assays" Plants 10, no. 3: 454. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10030454

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