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A Friendly Relationship between Endophytic Fungi and Medicinal Plants: A Systematic Review
Endophytic fungi or endophytes exist widely inside the healthy tissues of living plants, and are important components of plant micro-ecosystems. Over the long period of evolution, some co-existingExpand
Antidepressant properties of bioactive fractions from the extract of Crocus sativus L.
The aim of this study was to investigate the antidepressant properties of stigmas and corms of Crocus sativus L. The aqueous ethanol extract of C. sativus corms was fractionated on the basis ofExpand
Medicinal plant cell suspension cultures: pharmaceutical applications and high-yielding strategies for the desired secondary metabolites
Abstract The development of plant tissue (including organ and cell) cultures for the production of secondary metabolites has been underway for more than three decades. Plant cell cultures with theExpand
Matrine Exerts a Strong Anti-Arthritic Effect on Type II Collagen-Induced Arthritis in Rats by Inhibiting Inflammatory Responses
To investigate anti-arthritic effects of matrine isolated from the roots of S. flavescens on type II collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) in rats and to explore its related potential mechanisms, CIA ratsExpand
Antiosteoporotic Activity of Anthraquinones from Morinda officinalis on Osteoblasts and Osteoclasts
Bioactivity-guided fractionation led to the successful isolation of antiosteoporotic components, i.e. physicion (1), rubiadin-1-methyl ether (2), 2-hydroxy-1-methoxy- anthraquinone (3),Expand
Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profiles of Three Fagopyrum Buckwheats
The genus Fagopyrum (Polygonaceae), currently comprising 15 species of plants, includes three important buckwheat species: Fagopyrum esculentum (F. esculentum) Moench. (common buckwheat), FagopyrumExpand
Anti-inflammatory diterpenes from the seeds of Vitex negundo.
Phytochemical investigation of a dichloromethane-soluble extract of Vitexnegundo seeds led to the isolation of five labdane diterpenes, negundoins A-E (1-5), a 9,10-seco-abietane diterpene, negundoinExpand
Casticin, a flavonoid isolated from Vitex rotundifolia, inhibits prolactin release in vivo and in vitro
Aim:To investigate the anti-hyperprolactinemia activity of casticin, a flavonoid isolated from Vitex rotundifolia, and elucidate its molecular mechanism.Methods:Hyperprolactinemia (MIHP) was inducedExpand
Chemical components of Centella asiatica and their bioactivities.
Centella asiatica ( L .) Urban , a prost rate , perennial herbaceous creeper belongs to the genus Centella ( Apiceae ) , flourishing abundantly in moist areas and dis t ributing widely in t ropicalExpand
Inhibitory effects of the root extract of Litsea cubeba (lour.) pers. on adjuvant arthritis in rats.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The dried root of Litsea cubeba (Lour.) Pers. (Family Lauraceae) has long been used as a folk remedy in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Dai Ethnopharmacy for theExpand