Year 2018, Volume 5 , Issue 3, Pages 243 - 251 2018-09-15

Biological Activities of Wild Asparagus (Asparagus acutifolius L.)

Arzu KASKA [1] , Nahide DENİZ [2] , Ramazan MAMMADOV [3]

Asparagus acutifolius L. (wild asparagus) is an edible plant species that is widely distributed throughout the Mediterranean. This study was designed to investigate the phenolic compounds, antioxidant, and cytotoxic activities of ethanol and water extracts of different parts (fruits and leaves) of A. acutifolius. The antioxidant activities of these extracts were analyzed using scavenging methods (DPPH and ABTS scavenging activity), the β-carotene/linoleic acid test system and the phosphomolybdenum method. Among the evaluations of the ethanol and water extracts of the different parts of A. acutifolius, the ethanol extract of the leaves was shown to have the highest amount of radical scavenging activities (DPPH, 0.383 mg/mL and ABTS, 0.145 mg/mL). Each extract of A. acutifolius exhibited strong antioxidant capacities with the β-carotene/Linoleic acid test system. For the phosphomolybdenum method, the antioxidant capacity of the extracts was in the range of 8.89-45.29 µg/mg and each extract exhibited high cytotoxic activities. The results will provide additional information for future studies on the biological activities of A. acutifolius, while also helping us to understand the importance of this species.

Asparagus acutifolius, Antioxidant, Cytotoxic, Wild Asparagus
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Primary Language en
Subjects Biology
Published Date September
Journal Section Articles

Orcid: 0000-0002-0166-1818
Author: Arzu KASKA (Primary Author)
Institution: Pamukkale University
Country: Turkey

Author: Nahide DENİZ

Author: Ramazan MAMMADOV


Publication Date : September 15, 2018

Bibtex @research article { ijsm458827, journal = {International Journal of Secondary Metabolite}, issn = {}, eissn = {2148-6905}, address = {Prof. Dr. İzzet KARA}, publisher = {İzzet KARA}, year = {2018}, volume = {5}, pages = {243 - 251}, doi = {10.21448/ijsm.458827}, title = {Biological Activities of Wild Asparagus (Asparagus acutifolius L.)}, key = {cite}, author = {KASKA, Arzu and DENİZ, Nahide and MAMMADOV, Ramazan} }
APA KASKA, A , DENİZ, N , MAMMADOV, R . (2018). Biological Activities of Wild Asparagus (Asparagus acutifolius L.). International Journal of Secondary Metabolite , 5 (3) , 243-251 . DOI: 10.21448/ijsm.458827
MLA KASKA, A , DENİZ, N , MAMMADOV, R . "Biological Activities of Wild Asparagus (Asparagus acutifolius L.)". International Journal of Secondary Metabolite 5 (2018 ): 243-251 <>
Chicago KASKA, A , DENİZ, N , MAMMADOV, R . "Biological Activities of Wild Asparagus (Asparagus acutifolius L.)". International Journal of Secondary Metabolite 5 (2018 ): 243-251
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ISNAD KASKA, Arzu , DENİZ, Nahide , MAMMADOV, Ramazan . "Biological Activities of Wild Asparagus (Asparagus acutifolius L.)". International Journal of Secondary Metabolite 5 / 3 (September 2018): 243-251 .
AMA KASKA A , DENİZ N , MAMMADOV R . Biological Activities of Wild Asparagus (Asparagus acutifolius L.). Int. J. Sec. Metabolite. 2018; 5(3): 243-251.
Vancouver KASKA A , DENİZ N , MAMMADOV R . Biological Activities of Wild Asparagus (Asparagus acutifolius L.). International Journal of Secondary Metabolite. 2018; 5(3): 251-243.