Antiplasmodial activities of some products from Turreanthus africanus (Meliaceae).

@article{Ngemenya2006AntiplasmodialAO,
  title={Antiplasmodial activities of some products from Turreanthus africanus (Meliaceae).},
  author={Moses N Ngemenya and Thomas M Akam and Joseph Ngwain Yong and Pierre Tane and Samuel N Y Fanso-Free and Klavs Berzins and Vincent Pryde Kehdinga Titanji},
  journal={African journal of health sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 1-2},
  pages={33-9}
}
We investigated the antiplasmodial activity of some pure compounds of Turreanthus africanus (Meliaceae), a plant that is used in traditional medicine to treat malaria in Southwest Cameroon. A phytochemical analysis of the methylene chloride: methanol (1:1) extract of the seeds of the plant yielded seven compounds. Four of them, which were oils, were subjected to in vitro bioassays on Plasmodium falciparum F 32, chloroquine sensitive strain. Compound 1 (16-oxolabda-8 (17), 12(E)-dien-15-oic acid… CONTINUE READING

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