Smallanthus macroscyphus: a new source of antidiabetic compounds.

@article{SerraBarcellona2014SmallanthusMA,
  title={Smallanthus macroscyphus: a new source of antidiabetic compounds.},
  author={Carolina Serra-Barcellona and Mar{\'i}a V Coll Ar{\'a}oz and Wilfredo Marcelino Cabrera and Natalia C Habib and Stella Maris Honor{\'e} and C. Catalan and Alfredo Juan Grau Grau and Susana Beatriz Genta and Sara Serafina S{\'a}nchez},
  journal={Chemico-biological interactions},
  year={2014},
  volume={209},
  pages={35-47}
}
The aim of the present study was to analyze the in vivo hypoglycaemic effects of both decoction of Smallanthus macroscyphus leaves and pure crystalline polymatin A isolated from its leaves. Phytochemical analysis of the leaf decoction showed that its major constituents were caffeic, chlorogenic and three dicaffeoilquinic acids, together with the sesquiterpene lactone polymatin A. Oral glucose tolerance test in normal rats was performed to evaluate the hypoglycemic activity and to choose the… CONTINUE READING
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