Anticholinesterase activity in an alkaloid extract of Huperzia saururus.

@article{Ortega2004AnticholinesteraseAI,
  title={Anticholinesterase activity in an alkaloid extract of Huperzia saururus.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Gabriela Ortega and Alicia Mariel Agnese and Jos{\'e} Luis Romero Cabrera},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={
          539-43
        }
}
Huperzia saururus (Lam.) Trevis. (Lycopodiaceae) is used widely in Argentinian traditional medicine as an aphrodisiac and for memory improvement. An aqueous extract from the aerial parts was obtained by decoction, revealing the presence of alkaloids, among other constituents. By partition with organic solvent in alkaline media, alkaloids were extracted and then purified by gel permeation. We studied the anticholinesterase activity in vitro of the alkaloid extract using erythrocyte membranes and… CONTINUE READING

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