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Myko-actives and functional activities of Philippine wild mushroom Trametes elegans

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Kristine Ellen Marie V. Nanglihan, Rich Milton R. Dulay, Sofronio P. Kalaw

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Int. J. Biosci.13( 5), 402-408, November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/13.5.402-408


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Trametes elegans (Family Polyporaceae), is a wood-rot mushroom which usually grows on decaying hard woods, logs and branches from June to November. In order to establish its nutraceutical potential, the mycochemical composition, total phenolic content, antioxidant, antibacterial, and cytotoxic activities were determined in this study. The mycochemical screening revealed the presence of essential oil, fatty acids, anthraquinones, anthrones, tannins, flavonoids, phenols, alkaloids, steroids and coumarins. T. elegans ethanolic extract exhibited radical scavenging activity (57.56%) and contained total phenolics of 27.59 mg AAE/g sample. The extract also showed inhibitory activity against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus with the diameter zones of inhibition of 8.30 mm and 8.07 mm, respectively. The cytotoxicity assay revealed that T. elegans is considered highly toxic to brine shrimp nauplii with an LC50 value of 32.57 µg/ml. Thus, wild fruiting bodies of T. elegans contain bioactive compounds with functional activities such as antibacterial and antioxidant.


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