Immunomodulatory effects of sucupira (Pterodon pubescens) seed infusion on collagen-induced arthritis.

@article{Coelho2004ImmunomodulatoryEO,
  title={Immunomodulatory effects of sucupira (Pterodon pubescens) seed infusion on collagen-induced arthritis.},
  author={Mayara Patricia Galv{\~a}o Coelho and K{\'a}tia C Carvalho Sabino and S{\'e}rgio Ranto Dalmau},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          213-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical and immunomodulatory efficacy of seed extracts from sucupira branca (Pterodon pubescens Benth.), a Brazilian anti-inflammatory folk medicine, against collagen II (CII)-induced arthritis (CIA) in mice. METHODS Mice were divided into 3 groups: 1) normal control mice received a vehicle (ethanol 15% in water); 2) mice with CIA received the vehicle; and 3) mice with CIA received extract from 1 mg sucupira seeds/day. The daily oral treatments started 21 days after… CONTINUE READING

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