Macrophage activation induced by Orbignya phalerata Mart.

  title={Macrophage activation induced by Orbignya phalerata Mart.},
  author={Fl{\'a}via R F Nascimento and Elizabeth S B Barroqueiro and Ana Paula Silva de Azevedo and Adelson S Lopes and Susanne C P Ferreira and Lucilene A Silva and M{\'a}rcia C G Maciel and D{\'u}nia Rodriguez and Rosane Nassar Meireles Guerra},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={103 1},
Babassu is the popular name of Orbignya phalerata Mart. [Arecaceae (Palmae)], which fruits mesocarp has been used in Brazil as medicine for the treatment of pains, constipation, obesity, leukemia, rheumatism, ulcerations, tumors and inflammations. In this study, we investigated the effect of babassu mesocarp flour aqueous extract (BM) on C3H/HePas mice peritoneal cellular migration and macrophage activation by measuring the nitric oxide (NO), hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) and tumor necrosis… CONTINUE READING