Evaluation of Antioxidant Capacity and Antimutagen Activity of Bulbil Extracts of the Dioscorea japonica Decaisne and Dioscorea batatas Decaisne

단마와 장마 영여자의 항산화능 및 항돌연변이 활성 검정

  • Received : 2011.11.08
  • Accepted : 2012.02.28
  • Published : 2012.04.30


The bulbil of the $Dioscorea$ $species$ is produced, the amount of which is 2,000 tons annually, but it has been discarded without specific use. In this study the antioxidant and antimutagenicity of bulbil of the $Dioscorea$, which compared to bulbil of Danma($Dioscorea$ $japonica$ Decaisne) and Jangma($Dioscorea$ $batatas$ Decaisne), a major domestic cultivation species. The study was done by extracting bulbil of the Dioscorea methanol and the methanol extracts was re-extracted with chloroform, ethyl acetate, $n$-butanol and water. In methanol extract of Danma and Jangma, polyphenolic compounds contained 2.2 and 3.9 mg/g extract, respectively. The ethyl acetate fraction of Danma and Jangma had higher polyphenolic contents of 33.9 and 39.1 mg/g, whereas water fractions were much lower at 2.4 and 5.8 mg/g. Determination of antioxidant activity showed that the ethylacetate fraction strong DPPH radical scavenging activity and ABTS radical scavenging activity. The inhibitory effects of methanol extracts and chloroform, ethylacetate, $n$-butanol, water fraction from bulbil of Danma and Jangma on the mutagenicity in 1-NP, $AFB_1$, Trp-P-1 were investigated using $S.$ $typhimurium$ TA98. Danma and Jangma cultivars decreased the reverse mutation induced by 1-NP, $AFB_1$, Trp-P-1 in $S.$ $typhimurium$ TA98. The fraction of chloroform and ethylacetate showed strong inhibitory effects, in a dose dependant manner against the mutagenicities induced by 1-NP, $AFB_1$, Trp-P-1 in $S.$ $typhimurium$ TA98.


Bulbils of Dioscorea;Polyphenol;Antioxidant;Antimutagenicity


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