The effect of Banisteriopsis caapi (B. caapi) on the motor deficits in the MPTP-treated common marmoset model of Parkinson's disease.

@article{Fisher2018TheEO,
  title={The effect of Banisteriopsis caapi (B. caapi) on the motor deficits in the MPTP-treated common marmoset model of Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Ria Fisher and Louise Lincoln and Michael John Jackson and Vincenzo Abbate and Peter Jenner and Robert C. Hider and A. J. Lees and Sarah Rose},
  journal={Phytotherapy research : PTR},
  year={2018},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={678-687}
}
Banisteriopsis caapi (B. caapi) contains harmine, harmaline, and tetrahydroharmine, has monoamine oxidase inhibitory activity, and has reported antiparkinsonian activity in humans when imbibed as a tea; however, its effects are poorly documented. For this reason, motor function was assessed in 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine-treated common… CONTINUE READING