Antidepressant-like effect of the extract of Rosmarinus officinalis in mice: Involvement of the monoaminergic system
Antioxidant Activity and Total Phenolic Content of Some Brazilian Species
Abstract The antioxidant activity of extracts and fractions of six vegetal species from the Brazilian Atlantic Forest were determined. The total antioxidant activity was assessed based on the…
Flavonoids: prospective drug candidates.
The biological properties of flavonoids include antioxidant, anti-inflamatory, antitumoral, antiviral and antibacterial, as well as a direct cytoprotective effect on coronary and vascular systems, the pancreas and the liver, place them among the most attractive natural substances available to enrich the current therapy options.
Mercurial-induced hydrogen peroxide generation in mouse brain mitochondria: protective effects of quercetin.
The present results suggest that the protective effects of quercetin against mercurial-induced mitochondrial dysfunction is related to the removal of oxidant species generated in the presence of either MeHg or HgCl2, and render quercETin a promising molecule for pharmacological studies with respects to mercurials' poisoning.
Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of Croton urucurana Baillon (Euphorbiaceae).
Anti-inflammatory action of hydroalcoholic extract, dichloromethane fraction and steroid α-spinasterol from Polygala sabulosa in LPS-induced peritonitis in mice.
Hypoglycemic effect and antioxidant potential of kaempferol-3,7-O-(alpha)-dirhamnoside from Bauhinia forficata leaves.
Investigation of the effects of kaempferol-3,7-O-(alpha)-dirhamnoside (kaempferitrin), a major flavonoid compound of the n-butanol fraction from Bauhiniaforficata leaves, on serum glucose levels, as well as its antioxidant potential, found a significant hypoglycemic effect in normal and in alloxan-induced diabetic rats.
Analysis of the Antinociceptive Effect of the Flavonoid Myricitrin: Evidence for a Role of the l-Arginine-Nitric Oxide and Protein Kinase C Pathways
- F. Meotti, A. Luiz, M. Pizzolatti, C. Kassuya, J. Calixto, A. Santos
- BiologyJournal of Pharmacology and Experimental…
- 1 February 2006
The results indicate that myricitrin produces pronounced antinociception against chemical and mechanical models of pain in rodents and seems to involve an interaction with nitric oxide-l-arginine and protein kinase C pathways.
Acute effect of Bauhinia forficata on serum glucose levels in normal and alloxan-induced diabetic rats.