Antioxidant activities of Ptychopetalum olacoides ("muirapuama") in mice brain.

  title={Antioxidant activities of Ptychopetalum olacoides ("muirapuama") in mice brain.},
  author={Ionara Rodrigues Siqueira and C{\'i}ntia Fochesatto and Iracy L. S. Torres and Adriana Lourenço da Silva and Domingos S{\'a}vio Nunes and Elaine Elisabetsky and Carlos Alexandre Netto},
  journal={Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology},
  volume={14 11},
Ptychopetalum olacoides (PO) roots are used by Amazonian peoples to prepare traditional remedies for treating various central nervous system conditions in which free radicals are likely to be implicated. Following the identification of PO ethanol extract (POEE) free-radical scavenging properties in vitro, the aim of this study was to verify the in vivo antioxidant effect of POEE. Aging mice (14 months) were treated (i.p.) with saline, DMSO (20%) or POEE (100mg/kg body wt.), and the hippocampi… CONTINUE READING
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