Mucoadhesive formulation of Bidens pilosa L. (Asteraceae) reduces intestinal injury from 5-fluorouracil-induced mucositis in mice

@inproceedings{vila2015MucoadhesiveFO,
  title={Mucoadhesive formulation of Bidens pilosa L. (Asteraceae) reduces intestinal injury from 5-fluorouracil-induced mucositis in mice},
  author={Paulo Henrique Marcelino de {\'A}vila and Renato Ivan de {\'A}vila and Edvande Xavier dos Santos Filho and Carla Caroline Cunha Bastos and Aline Carvalho Batista and Elismauro Francisco de Mendonça and Raphael Caixeta Serpa and Ricardo Neves Marreto and Andrezza Furquim da Cruz and Eliana M Lima and Marize Campos Valadares},
  booktitle={Toxicology reports},
  year={2015}
}
Gastrointestinal mucositis induced during cancer treatment is considered a serious dose-limiting side effect of chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. Frequently, interruption of the cancer treatment due to this pathology leads to a reduction in cure rates, increase of treatment costs and decrease life quality of the patient. Natural products such as Bidens pilosa L. (Asteraceae), represent a potential alternative for the treatment of mucositis given its anti-inflammatory properties. In this study… CONTINUE READING
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