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Radical scavenging potential and DNA damage protection of wild edible mushrooms of Kashmir Himalaya
- Shameem, Nowsheen, Kamili, Azra N., Ahmad, Mushtaq, Masoodi, F.A., Parray, Javid A.
- Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences 2017 v.16 no.4 pp. 314-321
- DNA damage, Morchella esculenta, Verpa, antioxidant activity, antioxidants, free radicals, solvents, wild edible mushrooms, Himalayan region, India
- The edible mushrooms Verpa bohemica and Morchella esculenta are locally used for dietary and antioxidant in tribal areas of Kashmir Himalaya. In the present study, sequences of solvents on the basis of their polarity were used for the extraction from selected mushrooms. The comprehensive antioxidant activity of all edible mushroom extracts was evaluated by seven different methods. V. bohemica exhibited significant inhibitory activity of radicals among all the mushrooms while Morchella extracts protected the DNA damage from OH· radicals. This study provides us the substantiation for the use of these mushrooms as antioxidants besides being already eaten as food.