Bronchodilator and antiallergy activity of forskolin.

Abstract

Forskolin is a diterpene from the roots of Coleus forskohli which directly activates the adenylate cyclase and raises cyclic AMP levels in a variety of tissues. Forskolin was studied for its effects on the tone of airway smooth muscle and the immunologic release of leukotrienes and histamine. The bronchospasm induced by inhaled antigen in sensitized guinea… (More)

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