The comparison of the phytochemical composition, antioxidant and enzyme inhibition activity of two moss species: <i>Plagiomnium ellipticum</i> (Brid.) T. Kop. and <i>Antitrichia californica</i> Sull., from southwest ecological region in Turkey.

ÖNDER A., Yildiz A., Cinar A. S., Zengin G., Ak G., ÖZENOĞLU KİREMİT H.

Natural product research, vol.36, no.10, pp.2660-2665, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14786419.2021.1916745
  • Journal Name: Natural product research
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, CINAHL, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.2660-2665
  • Keywords: Bryophyte, antioxidant, enzyme inhibition, moss, Antitrichia californica, Plagiomnium ellipticum
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes


A limited number of mosses have been studied regarding antioxidant activity and enzyme inhibition effects. In the present study, the phytochemical content, antioxidant, and enzyme inhibition properties of the ether extracts from T.J.Kop.. were investigated as promising bryophyte sources. The ether extracts of P. ellipticum had the highest flavonoid content (52.41 +/- 0.52, Rutin equivalent), and A. californica had the highest total phenolic content (25.84 +/- 0.23, Gallic acid equivalent). While the P. ellipticum had the highest ABTS (mg TE/g extract) 6.60 +/- 0.4); A. californica showed the highest metal chelating capacity (mg EDTA/g extract) with the values of 51.46 +/- 0.26. In the enzyme activity tests, almost all values of the species were closed the each other, but P. ellipticum was exhibited higher tyrosinase activity (mg/KAE/g extract) with 48.64 +/- 1.02. The results have indicated for the first time the potential importance of the selected mosses.