Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Thymol: Inhibitory Effect on the Release of Human Neutrophil Elastase

@article{Braga2006AntiInflammatoryAO,
  title={Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Thymol: Inhibitory Effect on the Release of Human Neutrophil Elastase},
  author={Pier Carlo Braga and Monica dal Sasso and Maria Culici and Tiziana Bianchi and Luca Bordoni and Laura Marabini},
  journal={Pharmacology},
  year={2006},
  volume={77},
  pages={130 - 136}
}
Elastase, a serine proteinase released by activated human neutrophils, can degrade a wide variety of biomacromolecules including elastin, and is considered a marker of inflammatory diseases. As the logical strategy to protect tissue is to inhibit excessive elastase activity, experimental and clinical researches have concentrated on trying to find efficient elastase inhibitors. As thymol, one of the major components of thyme oil with a phenolic structure, has been credited with a series of… Expand
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