Gelatin is a collagen-containing thermohydrolytic substance commonly incorporated in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. This study investigated the antioxidant activity of gelatin by using different reagents, such as 2,2-azinobis-(3-ethyl-benzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS), 2, 2-di (4-tert-octylphenyl)-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), and oxygen radical absor-bance capacity-fluorescein (ORAC-FL) in a porcine gelatin hydrolysate obtained using gastrointestinal enzymes. Electro-phoretic analysis of the gelatin hydrolysis products showed extensive degradation by pepsin and pancreatin, resulting in an increase in the peptide concentration (12.1 mg/mL). Antioxidant activity, as measured by ABTS, exhibited the highest values after 48-h incubation with pancreatin treatment after pepsin digestion. Similar effects were observed at 48 h incubation, that is, 61.5% for the DPPH assay and 69.3% for the ABTS assay. However, the gallic acid equivalent (GE) at 48 h was 87.8 μM, whereas 14.5 μM GE was obtained using the ABTS and DPPH assays, indicating about sixfold increase. In the ORAC-FL assay, antioxidant activity corresponding to 45.7 μM of trolox equivalent was found in the gelatin hydrolysate after 24 h hydrolysis with pancreatin treatment after pepsin digestion, whereas this activity decreased at 48 h. These antioxidant assay results showed that digestion of gelatin by gastrointestinal enzymes prevents oxidative damage.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Antioxidant activity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science
- Animal Science and Zoology