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AIM OF THE STUDY Previous studies in our laboratory have demonstrated that the treatment of diabetic rats during 21 days with V. macrocarpa stem-bark ethanolic extract (VmE), reduced glycemia, urinary glucose and urea, increased liver glycogen content and improved other parameters diabetes related. The objective of this study was to evaluate if the… (More)
(E)-methyl-4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxycinnamate, (E)-methyl-4-hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamate, (E)-methyl-4-hydroxycinnamate, (Z)-methyl-4-hydroxycinnamate, calycanthine, ursolic acid, 2-hydroxy-3-methylanthraquinone, 4-methoxybenzoic acid, 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzoic acid, methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate and allantoin were isolated from the leaves of Palicourea coriacea… (More)
A new orbitide named [1-8-NαC]-zanriorb A1 (1) was isolated and characterized from the leaves of Zanthoxylum riedelianum using NMR and mass spectrometry. The absolute configuration of the amino acids was determined using Marfey's method on the acid hydrolysates. Compound 1 induced cell death by apoptosis in Jurkat leukemia T cells (IC50 218 nM).
Context Siolmatra brasiliensis (Cogn.) Baill (Cucurbitaceae) is a climbing plant widely used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus symptoms. Objective This work evaluates the antidiabetic activity of an extract of S. brasiliensis in streptozotocin-diabetic rats and promotes the phytochemical investigation to isolate the major compounds of the same extract.… (More)
The study about Eugenia dysenterica led to the isolation of 3-acetyl-urs-12-en-28-oic (1), 3-acetyl-olean-12-en-28-oic acid (2) and isoquercetin (3) from the stem barks, and of 3-O-β-glucopyranosyl-β-sitosterol (4), methyl 3-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzoate (5), methyl 4-hydroxyphenyl propionate (6), E-methyl-4-hydroxycinnamate (7),… (More)
AIM The present study was undertaken to evaluate the acute and subchronic antihyperglycemic effects of methanolic extract of Bowdichia virgilioides root bark of B. virgilioides in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS The extract (100, 250 or 500 mg/kg) was orally administered to male Wistar diabetic (STZ, 42 mg/kg i.v.) and… (More)
Context Ethnopharmacological studies have demonstrated that plants of the Combretum genus presented antidiabetic activity, including Combretum lanceolatum Pohl ex Eichler (Combretaceae). Objective This study investigated the hepatic mechanisms of action of C. lanceolatum flowers ethanol extract (ClEtOH) related to its antihyperglycaemic effect in… (More)