Effect of dehydroleucodine on intestinal transit: structural basis of the interaction with the α2-adrenergic receptor

The activity of dehydroleucodine, a sesquiterpene lactone obtained from Artemisia douglasiana, was studied in mice small intestinal transit. Its mechanism was evaluated in the presence of several adrenergic and cholinergic antagonist drugs and one opioid antagonist. Docking of dehydroleucodine into the homology model of the α2-adrenergic receptor allowed us… CONTINUE READING