Antioxidant activity of the methanol and ethyl acetate extracts of Marchantia polymorpha L., which grows naturally in Turkey, was tested by DPPH and ABTS methods. According to the applied methods, both extracts exhibited moderate activity. Some phenolic compounds that could be responsible for the activity were investigated by RP-HPLC, qualitatively and quantitatively, in the methanolic extract of liverwort. While caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, rutin, myricetin, quercetin, and kaempferol were not found in the extract, luteolin as the liable antioxidant agent was determined as 0.0052 ± 0.0002% among the investigated compounds.
Marchantia, antioxidant activity, RP-HPLC, phenolic compounds, luteolin
GÖKBULUT, ALPER; SATILMIŞ, BASRİ; BATÇIOĞLU, KADİR; ÇETİN, BARBAROS; and ŞARER, ENGİN
"Antioxidant activity and luteolin content of Marchantia polymorpha L.,"
Turkish Journal of Biology: Vol. 36:
4, Article 2.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/biology/vol36/iss4/2