Taurine 11 pp 627-641 | Cite as

Antioxidant and Protective Effects of Atrina Pectinata Extract

  • Yon-Suk Kim
  • Eun-Kyung Kim
  • Xin Dong
  • Woen-Bin Shin
  • Jin-Su Park
  • Su-Jin Kim
  • Eun-Ae Go
  • Hee-Guk Byun
  • Pyo-Jam ParkEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1155)


Atrina pectinata (A. pectinata), called pen shell, is an edible shellfish that adheres to the seabed pointed downward and has a triangular shell reaching about 40 cm in length.

In this study, we examined the antioxidant effect of an A. pectinata extract exhibiting various radical scavenging activities. These scavenging activities were evaluated using electron spin resonance. Anti-oxidant activities were also determined using the ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) and the ABTS radical scavenging assays. Lipid peroxidation inhibitory activity was confirmed using ferric thiocyanate and thiobarbituric acid assays. Furthermore, the protective effect of the A. pectinata extract against t-BHP-induced oxidative stress on Chang cells were evaluated using MTT assay and the measurement of reactive oxygen species (ROS). These results showed that the A. pectinata extract have strong radical scavenging activities, and exerts protective effect against oxidative stress through reducing intracellular ROS content of Chang cells.


Antioxidant Protective effects Atrina pectinata 


Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yon-Suk Kim
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eun-Kyung Kim
    • 3
  • Xin Dong
    • 4
  • Woen-Bin Shin
    • 4
  • Jin-Su Park
    • 4
  • Su-Jin Kim
    • 4
  • Eun-Ae Go
    • 4
  • Hee-Guk Byun
    • 5
  • Pyo-Jam Park
    • 4
    • 6
    Email author
  1. 1.BK21plus Glocal Education Program of Nutraceuticals DevelopmentKonkuk UniversityChungjuRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Medicinal Biological Resources Research InstituteKonkuk UniversityChungjuRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Division of Food Bio ScienceKonkuk UniversityChungjuRepublic of Korea
  4. 4.Department of Applied Life ScienceKonkuk UniversityChungjuRepublic of Korea
  5. 5.Department of Marine BiotechnologyGangneung-Wonju National UniversityGangneungRepublic of Korea
  6. 6.Department of Integrated BiosciencesKonkuk UniversityChungjuRepublic of Korea

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