Investigation of Antioxidant Activities of Agrocybe praecox Fungus

İrtem Kartal D., Şayak O., Acar İ.

MANTAR DERGİSİ, vol.13, no.1, pp.37-43, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.30708/mantar.980175
  • Journal Name: MANTAR DERGİSİ
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-43
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Mushrooms have been consumed as foodstuffs since time very old. From a nutritional point of view; In addition to containing low calories, it has a rich content in essential amino acids, carbohydrates, fibers, important vitamins and minerals. Antioxidants are one of the most studied topics in recent years and can be defined as a whole of systems that neutralize toxic products that occur as a result of cell metabolism. Antioxidant activities of water extracts of Agrocybe praecox (Pers.) Fayod mushrooms were obtained according to total phenolics, total flavonoids, metal chelation and ABTS methods. It was observed that some compounds were found in the extracts used by the analyzes performed in this study and the mushroom had antioxidant properties. In this study, the total amount of phenol contained in A. praecox mushroom was detected to be 52.7 mg GAE/g. The amount of quercetin was found to be 1.46 mg QE/g, catechin 23.2 mg CA/g it was found to have total flavonoid properties. The IC50 of the metal chelating activity was calculated as 5.74 mg. The ABTS+ radical scavening activity was calculated as 12.5 mg. Creating new products by using the compounds present and detected in the fungus or isolating the enzymes with high activity in them and making them more useful in vitro will be an important medical contribution. In addition, determination of its cytotoxic feature will pave the way for new studies in pharmaceutical and medical fields.