The lipid-lowering effect of trans-dehydrocrotonin, a clerodane diterpene from Croton cajucara Benth. in mice fed on high-fat diet.

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The clerodane diterpene trans-dehydrocrotonin extracted and isolated from the stem bark of Croton cajucara Benth. was investigated for its lipid-lowering effect in mice fed on a high-fat diet. Mice fed on a high-fat diet for a two-week period demonstrated significantly increased blood levels of total cholesterol and triglycerides, compared with normal… (More)

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