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Panax ginseng callus, suspension, and root cultures: extraction and qualitative analysis

Introduction. In recent years, scientists have been actively searching for medicinal plants containing biologically active substances with geroprotective properties to treat diseases of old age, in particular cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and others. Ginseng (Panax ginseng L.) is a promising source of geroprotective compounds. We aimed to select optimal parameters for extracting organic compounds from ginseng callus, suspension, and root cultures and analyze their qualitative composition.
Study objects and methods. We studied ginseng callus, suspension, and root cultures, as well as their extracts. Biologically active substances were extracted with 30 to 70% ethanol. Organic compounds were determined by thin-layer chromatography. The results for each plant were archived and analyzed for the presence of quercetin, mangiferin, luteolin, rutin, quercetin-2-D-glucoside, malvidin, as well as caffeic, cinnamic, ferulic, and sinapinic acids.
Results and discussion. We developed a procedure for screening solvents and performed a fractional qualitative analysis of biologically active substances extracted from ginseng. As a result, we established the optimal parameters for extracting biologically active substances from the dried biomass of ginseng cultures. In all cases, temperature and the ratio of solvent to biomass were the same (50°C, 1:5). However, the extraction time and ethanol concentration differed, amounting to 60 min and 50% for callus cultures, 30 min and 60% for suspension cultures, and 60 min and 70% for root cultures. The qualitative analysis of organic compounds showed the presence of rutin (0.25), quercetin (0.75), and mangiferin (0.57), as well as caffeic and sinapinic acids in the extracts.
Conclusion. Our set of experiments to isolate biologically active substances from ginseng callus, suspension, and root cultures resulted in selecting the optimal extraction parameters and analyzing the extracts for the presence of organic compounds.
Ключевые слова
Plant cultures , Panax ginseng , ginseng , plant extracts , geroprotective properties , gerontology
The research was financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (Minobrnauka) No. FZSR-2020-0006 as part of the government task “Screening biologically active substances of plant origin with geroprotective properties and developing technology to obtain nutraceuticals that slow down aging”. Thin layer chromatography was performed at Kemerovo State University’s (KemSU) Core Facilities Center (CFC).
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Panax ginseng callus, suspension, and root cultures: extraction and qualitative analysis. Foods and Raw Materials, 2020, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 369-376
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