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UNLABELLED The search for new anti-cancer drugs is one of the most prominent research areas of natural products. Numerous active compounds isolated from Brazilian Cerrado plant species have been studied with promising results. AIM OF THE STUDY To investigate the cytotoxic potential of 412 extracts from Brazilian Cerrado plants used in traditional medicine(More)
Bioassay-guided fractionation of the hexanic root bark extract of Casearia sylvestris var. lingua led to the isolation of a new clerodane diterpene, whose structure was elucidated as rel-(2 S,5 R,6 R,8 S,9 S,10 R,18 S,19 R)-19-acetoxy-18,19-epoxy-6-hydroxy-18-butanoyloxy-2-(2-methylbutanoyloxy)cleroda-3,13(16), 14-triene by spectroscopic means, including 1D(More)
Twenty-seven species of native Brazilian Cerrado plants commonly used by traditional healers to treat malaria and other diseases were collected and 204 hexanic and ethanolic extracts were obtained by maceration. The antiplasmodial activity of the extracts was tested in vitro against a chloroquine resistant strain (FcB1) of Plasmodium falciparum, and(More)
Four new ether diglycosides (1-4), named matayosides A-D, were isolated from the root bark of Matayba guianensis, a plant exhibiting in vitro antiplasmodial activity. They were identified as hexadecyl-[O-2,3,4-tri-O-acetyl-alpha-L-rhamnopyranosyl-(1-->2)]-6-O-palmitoyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside,(More)
In the search for new anti-cancer compounds, Brazilian Cerrado plant species have been investigated. The hexane root bark extract of Kielmeyera coriacea lead to a mixture of δ-tocotrienol (1) and its dimer (2). The structures of both compounds 1 and 2 were established based on detailed 1D and 2D NMR and EI-MS analyses. The cytotoxicity of the mixture was(More)
The threatened Brazilian Cerrado biome is an important biodiversity hotspot but still few explored that constitutes a potential reservoir of molecules to treat infectious diseases. We selected eight Cerrado plant species for screening against the erythrocytic stages of Plasmodium falciparum, human intracellular stages of Trypanosoma cruzi and bloodstream(More)
BACKGROUND Qualea parviflora and Qualea grandiflora (Vochysiaceae), commonly known in Brazil as "pau-terra" and "pau-terrinha," respectively, have been widely used in the treatment of ulcer and gastritis. These therapeutic effects are attributed to various compounds present in the plants, including phenolic compounds such as gallic acid, due to their(More)
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