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Cytotoxic effects of mammea type coumarins from Calophyllum brasiliense.
Calophyllum brasiliense (Clusiaceae) is a big tree from the Tropical Rain Forests of the American continent. The organic extracts from the leaves yielded coumarins of the mammea type: mammea A/BA,Expand
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Antibacterial activity of crude extracts from Mexican medicinal plants and purified coumarins and xanthones.
Thirty-two extracts from 22 Mexican medicinal plants of 15 different families were assayed to determine their antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. SeventeenExpand
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Inhibition of gastric H+,K+-ATPase activity by flavonoids, coumarins and xanthones isolated from Mexican medicinal plants.
Medicinal plants are commonly used in Latin American folk medicine for the treatment of gastric problems. In order to understand the properties of some of their chemical constituents, four naturalExpand
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Antidepressant activity of Litsea glaucescens essential oil: identification of β-pinene and linalool as active principles.
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Litsea glaucescens (Lauraceae) has been used in Mexican Traditional Medicine to relieve illness related to central nervous system, such as epilepsy, fright and sadness.Expand
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HIV-1 inhibitory compounds from Calophyllum brasiliense leaves.
The hexane, acetone and methanol extracts of Calophyllum brasiliense leaves were fractionated following a three bioassay guide: high HIV-1 RT inhibition, low cytotoxicity on MT2 cells and highExpand
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HIV-1 inhibition by extracts of Clusiaceae species from Mexico.
The organic plant extracts of 21 species of Clusiaceae from Mexico were screened for anti HIV-1 reverse transcriptase activity in a non-radioactive immuno colorimetric assay. The extracts of 5Expand
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Trypanocidal constituents in plants 1. Evaluation of some Mexican plants for their trypanocidal activity and active constituents in Guaco, roots of Aristolochia taliscana.
Crude extracts of Mexican medicinal plants were screened for trypanocidal activity against Trypanosoma cruzi, which is the etiological agent for Chagas' disease, one of the most serious protozoanExpand
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Trypanocidal constituents in plants 3. Leaves of Garcinia intermedia and heartwood of Calophyllum brasiliense.
The constituents of the leaves of Garcinia intermedia and heartwood of Calophyllum brasiliense were investigated based on their trypanocidal activity against epimastigotes of Trypanosoma cruzi, theExpand
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Preliminary results on the protective effect of (-)-edunol, a pterocarpan from Brongniartia podalyrioides (Leguminosae), against Bothrops atrox venom in mice.
(-)-Edunol a prenylated pterocarpan was isolated from the roots of two Mexican 'snakeweeds', Brongniartia podalyrioides and B. intermedia (Leguminosae). Edunol (3.1 mg/kg, i.p.) reduced the expectedExpand
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Linalool and β-pinene exert their antidepressant-like activity through the monoaminergic pathway.
AIMS Linalool and β-pinene are two volatile monoterpenes that possess antidepressant-like activity. These are components of many aromatic plants used in folk medicine around the world to relieveExpand
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