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International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
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International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms

DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushrooms.v18.i7.80
pages 631-636

Antioxidant Potential and DNA Damage Protection by the Slate Grey Saddle Mushroom, Helvella lacunosa (Ascomycetes), from Kashmir Himalaya (India)

Nowsheen Shameem
Centre of Research for Development, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Azra N. Kamili
Centre of Research for Development, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Mushtaq Ahmad
SKUAST-K, Shalimar Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
F.A. Masoodi
Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Javid A. Parray
Centre of Research for Development, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

RESUMO

This study pertains to the radical scavenging potential of and DNA protection by Helvella lacunosa, an edible mushroom from Kashmir Himalaya (India). Different solvents, on the basis of their polarities, were used to extract all solvent-soluble bioactive compounds. Seven different antioxidant methods were also used to determine extensive radical scavenging activity. The mushroom ethanol extract and butanol extract showed effective scavenging activity of radicals at 95% and 89%, respectively. At 800 µg/mg, the ethanol extract was potent enough to protect DNA from degradation by hydroxyl radicals. It is evident from these findings that the presence of antioxidant substances signifies the use of H. lacunosa as food in the mountainous valleys of the Himalayan region.


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