Antioxidant and enzyme inhibitory effects (against cholinesterase, tyrosinase, -amylase
and -glucosidase) of ethyl acetate, methanol, and aqueous extracts from Astragalus lagurus (Fabaceae)
were investigated with spectrophotometric methods. Antioxidant capacity were evaluated by using
different assay including free radical scavenging (DPPH and ABTS), reducing power (FRAP and
CUPRAC), phosphomolybdenum, and metal chelating experiments. Total phenolic and flavonoid
content was also determined as 20.34-20.72 mg GAEs/g and 19.58-31.10 mg REs/g, respectively.
Generally, A. lagurus ethyl acetate and aqueous extracts were observed to possess higher antioxidant and enzyme inhibitory
effects compared to methanol extract. The aqueous extract exhibited the strongest free radical scavenging activity on
DPPH (20.65 mg TEs/g) and ABTS (67.43 mg TEs/g) as well as on reducing power tests (73.98 mg TEs/g for CUPRAC
and 53.49 mg TEs/g for FRAP). -Amylase and -glucosidase inhibition were found to be 0.12-0.56 and 1.45-1.82 mmol
ACAEs/g. These findings suggest that A. lagurus could provide natural biologically active agents to be used in food and
Keywords: Enzyme inhibition, antioxidant, phenolic, Astragalus, Turkey.
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