The present study aimed to determine and compare total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS), oxidative stress index (OSI) and Fe, Zn, Pb, Cu and Ni content of Geastrum pectinatum Pers. mushroom that was collected in different areas in Antalya province (Geyikbayiri and Termessos National Park). TAS, TOS and OSI values were measured using Rel Assay kits. Heavy metal content was determined with atomic absorption spectrophotometry using the wet decomposition method. Study findings demonstrated that samples collected in Termessos National Park had more suitable heavy metal and oxidative stress conditions when compared to those collected in Geyikbayiri. Furthermore, it was considered that due to the high TAS values, the said mushroom could be consumed as a natural antioxidant source in alternative medicine.
Mustafa Sevindik, Hasan Akgul, Ilgaz Akata, and Zeliha Selamoglu
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