European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience

European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience


European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience
Vol. 3, Issue 10 (2015)

Evaluation of Antioxidant And Antimicrobial Activity of Abies Cilicica (Ant & Kotschy)Subsp. Isaurica Coode & Cullen Resin


Rukiye Yavaşer, Huriye Erkuş, Çağdaş Sunna, Arife Alev Karagözler

In this work resin obtained from cones of A. cilicica tree which grows in West Taurus Mountains, in the southern region of Turkeyrnwas thoroughly investigated for its antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. Eight different methods (TAC, TPC, reducing powerrnassay, DPPH, CUPRAC, ORAC, TEAC, superoxide radical scavenging) were used to assess antioxidant capacity of A. cilicica resinrnethanol and water extracts. In general, water extract did not demonstrate high antioxidant activities whereas ethanol extract exhibitedrnhigh antioxidant activities which were comparable to standard antioxidant compounds such as gallic acid, Trolox, ascorbic acid andrnα-tocopherol. The results revealed that the utilization of A. cilicica resin as a cure for wounds, acne may be due to its antioxidant andrnantimicrobial properties. It is concluded that resin obtained from A. cilicica may be used in ecofriendly and biocompatiblernpharmaceuticals.
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Rukiye Yavaşer, Huriye Erkuş, Çağdaş Sunna, Arife Alev Karagözler. Evaluation of Antioxidant And Antimicrobial Activity of Abies Cilicica (Ant & Kotschy)Subsp. Isaurica Coode & Cullen Resin. European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, Volume 3, Issue 10, 2015, Pages 37-44
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