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The aim of this study was to screen the trypanocidal activity of plants used in traditional Mexican medicine for the treatment of various diseases related to parasitic infections. Cultured Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigotes were incubated for 96h with different concentrations of methanolic extracts obtained from Artemisia mexicana, Castela texana, Cymbopogon… (More)
Bioassay-guided fractionation of hexane extracts of Gymnosperma glutinosum (Asteraceae) leaves, collected in North Mexico, afforded the known compounds hentriacontane (1) and (+)-13S,14R,15-trihydroxy-ent-labd-7-ene (2), as well as the new ent-labdane diterpene (-)-13S,14R,15-trihydroxy-7-oxo-ent-labd-8(9)-ene (3). In addition, D-glycero-D-galactoheptitol… (More)
Full and unambiguous assignment of all 1 Hand 13 C-NMR resonances of the isomers due to restricted C-N amide bond rotation of N-formyl-o-toluidine and N,N'-bis-formyl-o-tolidine in DMSO-d 6 is reported. The cis-isomer predominates in the equilibrium mixture of both compounds as 1D-NOE difference experiments show.
The present study was undertaken to validate the antitumor potential of Gymnosperma glutinosum from regional people's account, using the in vitro and in vivo L5178Y-R lymphoma murine model. Non-polar G. glutinosum crude extracts were tested on L5178Y-R cells. We found significant (p < 0.05) cytotoxic activity (up to 40%) of the hexane extract, which was… (More)
Indoloquinolizines are natural alkaloid indole products grouped as beta-carbolines. These compounds are commonly associated with neurological activities, but little is known about their role as immunomodulating agents. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of synthetic indoloquinolizines on in vitro parameters of rat lymphocyte and… (More)
The antitumor potential of Gymnosperma glutinosum was previously reported using the in vitro and in vivo L5178Y-R lymphoma murine model. The present study was carried out to isolate and identify the cytotoxic compounds present in the Gymnosperma glutinosum leaf hexane extract. Gymnosperma glutinosum was collected in the semi-arid region of Escobedo, State… (More)
Amoebiasis caused by Entamoeba histolytica is associated with high morbidity and mortality is becoming a major public health problem worldwide, especially in developing countries. Because of the side-effects and the resistance that pathogenic protozoa build against the standard antiparasitic drugs, e.g., metronidazole, much recent attention has been paid to… (More)