Antioxidant and antiacetylcholinesterase activities of Sorbus torminalis (L.) Crantz (wild service tree) fruits

Journal of Food and Drug Analysis. 2015;23(1):57-62 DOI 10.1016/j.jfda.2014.06.006


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Journal Title: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis

ISSN: 1021-9498 (Print)

Publisher: Elsevier

Society/Institution: Food and Drug Administration of Taiwan

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Home economics: Nutrition. Foods and food supply | Medicine: Therapeutics. Pharmacology

Country of publisher: Taiwan, Province of China

Language of fulltext: English

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Gozde Hasbal
Tugba Yilmaz-Ozden
Ayse Can


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Abstract | Full Text

In this study, the antioxidant and antiacetylcholinesterase activities of Sorbus torminalis (L.) Crantz fruits were evaluated. Total phenolic and flavonoid compounds, 2,2′-azino-bis (3-ethylbenzothioazoline-6-sulfonic acid), 2,2′-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl, and superoxide anion radicals scavenging activities and ferric-reducing antioxidant power of water, ethyl acetate, acetone, and methanol extracts were determined for the measurement of the antioxidant activity. Quercetin and α-tocopherol were used as standard antioxidants. The inhibitory effect of the water extract on acetylcholinesterase (AChE) was evaluated using the Ellman method and galantamine was used as a standard. Water extract had the highest total phenolic concentration and the strongest antioxidant activity followed by ethyl acetate and acetone extracts whereas methanol extract has the lowest phenolics and weakest antioxidant activity. Moreover, water extract showed moderate ability to inhibit AChE. It was concluded that fruits of S. torminalis have antioxidant and anti-AChE activities and that the plant might be a natural source of antioxidants and AChE inhibitors.